Bakersfield woman killed in head-on crash

Bakersfield woman killed in head-on crash
California Highway Patrol officers take notes as they examine the scene of a fatal crash Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, on Highway 119. (Photo courtesy of the Taft Midway Driller)
TAFT, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A head-on crash killed a 55-year-old woman and closed Highway 119 for about an hour Friday morning.

The California Highway Patrol said 28-year-old Mathew Lindsey, of Bakersfield, allowed his pickup to drift into the oncoming lane of State Route 119 near Tupman Road around 6:45 a.m. The pickup slammed into a westbound car.

The crash trapped both drivers and the car's passenger, 29-year-old Lindsay Bush, of Bakersfield. The car's driver, whose name was withheld, succumbed to her injuries at Kern Medical Center.