4 dead in Mojave desert rollover crash; SUV reported to be going 90 mph
MOJAVE, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Four people were killed Monday and one more seriously injured in a rollover crash on Highway 58, 10 miles east of Mojave.
California City police responded to the crash.
A Kern County firefighter told Eyewitness News that the SUV's wreckage ended up in the highway's center divider. Fire Engineer Corey Wilford said no other vehicles were involved. Three of the vehicle's occupants were ejected.
Malia Moa, David Moa, Rachel Fisiiahi and George Moa - all 19 and from Oakland - died at the scene, according to the Kern County coroner's office.
California City police on Tuesday said the occupants were from Stockton, and the survivor was a 17-year-old boy.
Police said the SUV was reported to be traveling close to 90 mph before it drifted onto the dirt center divider and rolled several times, according to witness statements.