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Wasco woman killed in crash near Lost Hills

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UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, Nov. 28, identified the woman killed in this crash as 20-year-old Karina Lopez Ramirez.

The original story, published Sunday, is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A woman is dead after a crash early Sunday morning on Highway 46, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP says the 20-year-old woman was hit head-on when another driver drifted into her lane. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver, 53-year-old David Hughes, of Atascadero, sustained major injuries and was taken to Kern Medical.

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Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors in this crash, which is still under investigation, according to the CHP.

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