[04-09-2023] Kern County, CA – Single-Vehicle Crash Killed Two People, Injured Four More Near Grapevine

04-09-2023-Kern-County-CA-Single-Vehicle-Crash-Killed-Two-People-Injured-Four-More-Near-GrapevineA single-vehicle crash killed two people and injured four more near Grapevine, Kern County, early Sunday morning, April 09, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 3:00 a.m. along Interstate 5, south of Laval Road on Wheeler Ridge.

The vehicle was traveling northbound and had six occupants, all of which were from Fresno, including a 19-year-old named Jaheim J.

Two of the occupants died, while four of them sustained severe injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital.

The authorities have yet to reveal further details about the crash.

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