Woman dies after car leaves road and overturns

Incident is still under investigation

TAFT, Calif. - A Taft woman died after her vehicle overturned early Sunday morning.

On Jan. 6, at about 12:15 a.m., officials said a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was driving at an unknown speed down Elk Hills Road in Buttonwillow.

The driver, 23-year-old Jamie Renee Tweedy, allegedly allowed the Jeep to drift off the roadway and lost control of the vehicle.

According to officials, the Jeep overturned.  Tweedy and her passenger, Tevis Stephens, 24, were ejected from the vehicle.

Officials said Tweedy was pronounced dead at the scene.  Stephens had moderated injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center by Air Ambulance.

Neither passengers were wearing seat belts.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been a factor in this collision.  This incident is still under investigation.

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