Four members of a Manteca family were killed in the rollover of a 1998 Chevy Suburban that crashed into the center divider on northbound Interstate 5 in Kern County .
The dead were all passengers in the accident that took place shortly after midnight Sunday morning near Coalinga.
Two received major injuries in the single car crash including a 13-year-old Manteca High freshman and Efrain Carillo, 49, according to the CHP. The driver of the Suburban, Maria Carrillo, 40, sustained a fatal injury in the crash. The other three occupant’s names and ages were not released on Tuesday, but will become available from the Kings County Coroner’s office.
The CHP reported the vehicle had been traveling northbound on I-5, north of the Kern County line at an unknown speed. It reportedly veered off the roadway into the center median. The driver over corrected and lost control with the Suburban coming to rest on its roof, according to the CHP.
Officers reported the driver was wearing a seatbelt but due to the force of the impact sustained fatal injuries. Two occupants were ejected and were also fatally injured, according to the CHP. Another female passenger sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and all were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
Effrain Carrillo and three other passengers were transported to the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield by ambulance. Alcohol and/or drugs were not suspected to be contributing factors at this time, however the collision remains under investigation, according to the CHP.