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Three people dead in single-vehicle collision in Northwest Bakersfield

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Posted at 12:48 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 20:08:01-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Police are investigating a crash in Northwest Bakersfield that killed three people and sent two more to the hospital.

Bakersfield police got the call just after 11 p.m. of a single-car crash just west of Jewetta. Investigators say a white SUV was headed eastbound when the driver lost control and hit a tree in the center divider.

Three passengers in the back car were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Both the driver and the passenger in the front seat received minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Officials say the driver will be booked after he's released from the hospital on DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.