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Woman killed after being ejected from vehicle in crash on Union Avenue ID'd

Deadly crash on Union Ave
Posted at 6:55 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 12:35:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — According to CHP Officer Juan Vidal, a deadly crash occurred on Union Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred at about 2:49 p.m. between a pickup and a sedan when the sedan rear-ended the pickup at a high rate of speed causing the sedan to lose control, spin out, strike the center median wall, and eject the driver of the sedan, according to CHP.

The 22-year-old woman driver of the sedan was not wearing a seatbelt and was declared dead at the scene, according to CHP. The pickup truck driver had no injuries.

She was later identified as Emily Dianne Hendricks, 22, of Bakersfield.

Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.