Five people from Avenal involved in fatal rollover car crash in eastern SLO County
A 50-year-old woman was killed, and four others suffered major injuries after a single vehicle rollover crash took place on Bitterwater Road just 12 miles north of Highway 58 on Tuesday morning, according to a local news article.
California Highway Patrol officers responded to the incident at about 6:10 a.m. when a vehicle from Avenal was transporting five people on Bitterwater Road in eastern San Luis Obispo county.
For reasons unknown, the Chevrolet Tahoe failed to turn through a curve in the roadway and lost control. The driver caused the Chevrolet Tahoe to roll over multiple times, said authorities.
Moreover, CHP says a 50-year-old woman inside the vehicle was trapped inside the wreckage after the collision and had to be extricated by rescue crews. Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene, said the article. Her name was withheld from the report at this time, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
Additionally, it was mentioned that two people weren’t wearing seatbelts at the time and were ejected from the car. In total, according to the report, the driver and three other passengers were transported to local area hospital with moderate to major injuries.
Authorities also stated that it didn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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