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7 hurt, including 2 young kids, in California head-on crash

Posted: 8:30 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 11:30:23-04
(Courtesy: KBAK-TV)

The California Highway Patrol says seven people including two young children were injured in a head-on collision near Bakersfield.

CHP Sgt. Patrick Etchebarne says a 6-month-old girl was airlifted to a hospital with major injuries following the two-vehicle crash Monday night. He says a 3-year-old girl also was transported.

KBAK-TV reports the collision occurred when a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup traveling eastbound crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2007 Dodge Charger head-on.

Etchebarne says the driver of the pickup, who showed symptoms of alcohol intoxication, was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

The crash is under investigation.