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CHP: Woman killed in roll-over crash on Hwy. 43

Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 11:37:01-04

UPDATE (8:35 AM): The woman who was killed in a a single-car rollover crash Friday on Hwy. 43 near Wasco was identified as Perla Elieth Garnica, 21, of Shafter.

The California Highway Patrol said a Shafter woman was killed in a single-car rollover crash Friday on Hwy. 43 near Wasco.

CHP said the crash happened shortly before 11:15 p.m. on northbound Hwy. 43, north of Dresser Avenue.

An initial investigation found that a 21-year-old woman was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry north on Hwy. 43 and as she negotiated a curve she made an unsafe turn causing the car to overturn, said CHP.

The woman, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the car and was declared dead at the scene, according to CHP.

The use of drugs or alcohol being a factor in the crash is still under investigation, said CHP.