Woman dead, 3 injured in early morning crash

Woman dead, 3 injured in early morning crash »Play Video

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A Bakersfield woman died in a car crash on California Ave. early Saturday morning, according to Bakersfield Police.

BPD responded to the single-vehicle crash in the 1500 block of E. California Ave. at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. They arrived at the crash scene to find that a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier carrying four people had crashed into a block wall.

One of the passengers, 34-year-old Amber Dawn Henry, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the owner of the car, but was riding in the back seat at the time of the crash.

The driver, 28-year-old Cody Randazzle, and two passengers, Lawrence Johnson and Chris Brown Jr. (28 and 27 respectively), were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Amber Henry leaves behind her 2 year old son, Jayden.

Amber's sister Ashley Rodriguez and best friend Paula Pittman said they knew Amber was going to a house party earlier Friday night. They said that Amber was not the type of person to get into a car with three strange men. They added that she certainly wouldn't let someone else drive her car.

Paula Pittman said that Amber's friend was a taxi driver who always gave her a ride when she needed one.

Eyewitness News reporters have made many unsuccessful attempts to contact the other three men involved in the car crash.


Officials are still investigating the crash, but BPD said they suspect impaired driving may have been a factor.

Anyone with information about what could have caused the crash is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.