BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Two people died and two more were sent to the hospital Saturday morning after three-car crashed in north Bakersfield.
At around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, police arrived at University Avenue and Columbus Street to find that an SUV crashed into a green Mazda in the intersection. The impact pushed the Mazda into a white Chevy sedan, also at the intersection.
Bakersfield officials pronounced the two men inside the Mazda dead at the scene. They were later identified as Leonel Del Toro and Severo Ramirez, students at Bakersfield College.
Police said the driver of the SUV, later identified as 35-year-old Felicitas Mendoza, of Bakersfield, and her two daughters, ages 12 and 14, were taken to the hospital after they complained of pain.
Police reported that the Malibu was only clipped in the crash and the driver wasn't hurt.
Crash investigators are still trying to find out what caused the crash. None of the involved drivers were impaired at the time of the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have additional information is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.