One woman, girl dead after car accident on Highway 99, Rosedale Highway

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One woman and a six year old girl are dead Friday night after a fatal crash on SB Highway 99 just north of Rosedale Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.  

According to the CHP, at approximately 8:08 p.m., dispatchers responded to call of a collision between a vehicle and a semi on the SB 99 at Rosedale Highway.

Officials say 36-year-old Jamie Robertson was driving a 1995 red Ford Mustang on Rosedale Highway westbound to Highway 99 southbound on the on-ramp at a speed that was "greater than was reasonable for conditions." 

51-year-old Michael David Costa was driving a 2010 Freightliner on Highway 99 southbound at Rosedale Highway on lane three at a speed of approximately 55 - 60 miles per hour, when Robertson lost control of the vehicle and entered lane three where the front of the Freightliner crashed with the left side of the Mustang. 

The CHP said the semi pushed the Mustang out of control into the center divider and then came to rest at the divider of Highway 99 southbound. The Mustang came to rest partially in the center divider and partially blocked lane one of Highway 99 southbound.

Robertson and a toddler she was carrying onboard were pronounced dead by a Hall ambulance paramedic. Another child inside the vehicle sustained major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical Center. Costa sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to Kern Medical Center.


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