Bakersfield Two-Vehicle Car Crash Possibly Involved Drugs, Alcohol

BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 3, 2021) – Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 that left one person killed Thursday evening.

Officers of the CHP responded to the incident around 7 p.m. at the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, south of Allen Road.

Eventually, officials identified one driver as 67-year-old Carolyn Romanini travelling north over 75 mph.

In addition, police also identified two other occupants inside Romanini’s vehicle as 41-year-old Katie Romanini-Patnod and a 12-year-old.

Furthermore, authorities said that a 56-year-old man travelled behind Romanini with a Toyota Camry.

According to the investigators, the Toyota driver moved to the median to overtake Romanini.

However, the rear end of the Camry struck the left front of Romanini’s vehicle. Eventually causing the Toyota driver to lose control.

Afterwards, the car crossed the northbound lanes eventually crashing into a barbed wire fence before it overturned.

Ultimately, the first responders arrived at the scene and declared the Toyota driver dead at the scene after being pinned inside.

Meanwhile, Romanini and her occupants stopped, leaving them uninjured.

At this time, Bakersfield Officials are stating that drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the fatal two-vehicle crash.

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