Passenger Dies in Buttonwillow DUI Crash on 5 Freeway near Taft Highway, Driver Arrested
BUTTONWILLOW, CA (April 13, 2021) – Police arrested Scott Charles Page on suspicion of DUI after a fatal crash in Buttonwillow Monday morning, April 12.
The accident happened around 8:07 a.m. on southbound 5 Freeway, just south of Taft Highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 54-year-old Oroville resident was driving a 2004 Nissan Murano at speeds between 70 to 80 mph. The SUV then entered the center median.
Page abruptly turned right when he lost control of the car. The SUV crossed both southbound lanes and overturned in a dirt area west of the roadway.
As a result, the female passenger in the car was ejected and died at the scene. She was not yet identified. Officers said she was not wearing her seat belt.
Paramedics took Page to Kern Medical Center with major injuries.
Police later arrested Page on suspicion of drugged driving. Further investigation is underway.
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