Man Killed in Two-Car Accident on 5 Freeway near Allen Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Man Killed in Two-Car Accident on 5 Freeway near Allen Road [Bakersfield, CA]
Man Killed in Two-Car Accident on 5 Freeway near Allen Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Two-Car Accident on 5 Freeway in Bakersfield Kills One Driver

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 29, 2021) – One person was killed in a two-car accident on 5 Freeway in Bakersfield Thursday evening.
The fatal accident happened around 7:00 p.m. on November 25, along the northbound lanes of the freeway just south of Allen Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, 67-year-old Carolyn Romanini was driving a Chevrolet Traverse north at over 75 mph in the left-most lane. She had two passengers in her car, 41-year-old Katie Romanini-Patnod and one 12-year-old, all of Bakersfield.
At the same time, a 56-year-old man was driving a Toyota Camry directly behind Romanini. He moved to the median and passed Romanini on the left before attempting to move back into the lane in front of Romanini.
The right rear of the Toyota collided with the left front of Romanini’s car. The impact caused the Toyota driver to lose control of the car. He crossed the northbound lanes, the right shoulder and left the road while traveling northeast before crashing into a barbed wire fence and flipping over.
As a result, the driver was pinned inside the Toyota and died at the scene.
Romanini and her passengers stopped at the scene. They did not sustained any injuries.
At this time, the crash is under investigation.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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