Two dead, passenger injured after car rolls into canal
UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, June 19, identified the people killed in this crash as 68-year-old Annette Yenson and 77-year-old Terry Yenson. Both were from Garden Grove.
The original story, published June 17, is below.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A 77-year-old and a 68-year-old are dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Highway 223 just before 6 p.m. Friday.
California Highway Patrol officials say the couple and a passenger went off the roadway and rolled over into a nearby canal.
By the time crews had arrived, the car was almost completely under water.
Firefighters were able to put a ladder and ropes into the water to use the Jaws of Life to get the front and back doors open.
All three were hospitalized, but the passenger, identified as 31-year-old Scott Leonard Yensen, was the only survivor. He sustained moderate injuries.
The crash is still under investigation, but alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor.