BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. (KERO) — (UPDATE 4/13): The driver of a 2004 Nissan Murano that crashed on Interstate 5 Monday morning, ejecting the passenger, has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Scott Charles Page of Oroville sustained major injuries from the crash was and was taken to Kern Medical Monday where he was arrested. CHP is investigating drugged driving as being a possible cause of the crash.
CHP said Page was driving southbound on I-5, south of Taft Highway, at approximately 70 to 80 MPH. For unknown reasons Page allowed his vehicle to drive into the center median. Page turned abruptly back to the right, causing his vehicle to go out of control, cross both southbound lanes and overturn in the dirt west of the roadway, coming to rest on its wheels.
A 51-year-old woman was on the passenger side of the Nissan and was not wearing a seatbelt. CHP said she was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
At least one person is dead after being ejected from their vehicle following a rollover crash on Interstate 5, near Taft Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Around 8 a.m. Monday, CHP responded to a rollover crash on southbound I-5, according to the CHP traffic website. CHP reported a white SUV found in a ditch and at least one fatality.
CHP reported no other vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash.
No other information is available at this time.
The coroner's office is en route.
This is a developing story. We will update is when more information becomes available.