Multi-Vehicle Car Accident on I-5 Freeway
LOST HILLS, Calif. (July 5, 2023) — A multi-vehicle Lost Hills fatal crash happened Wednesday morning on the Interstate 5 Freeway, just north of Twisselman Road.
The collision occurred around 7:24 a.m. on July 5th in Kern County, according to the California Highway Patrol report.
A driver in a 2008 International truck was heading northbound on the I-5 Freeway. The truck driver was going about 60 mph when the vehicle crashed into the back of a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder being towed behind a 2023 Dodge Caravan. The faster-moving truck hit the Pathfinder and then the Caravan as they were traveling around 30 mph.
Upon impact, the Pathfinder veered off the roadway and overturned. A 45-year-old Twentynine Palms woman riding in the Pathfinder was ejected and found unconscious following the wreck. She reportedly died at the scene of the crash. Also, a one-year-old child who was also in the Nissan Pathfinder suffered major injuries. The toddler was not secured in a car seat, police said. The child was transported to Kern Medical Center for further medical treatment..
The case remains under investigation.
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SOURCE: CHP Incident: 00092
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