Dontrell Collins, 29, taken into custody on suspected DUI after fiery crash kills two in Bakersfield, California

Modified Date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:12pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two killed in fiery crash early Saturday involving suspected drunken driver

The crash occurred at 12:45 a.m. at the intersection of Rosedale Highway and Verdugo Lane. Police said witnesses reported Collins driving a green Ford Crown Victoria west on Rosedale at a high rate of speed. He crashed into the back of a white compact, causing it to burst into flames. All three occupants of the white car became trapped inside the vehicle.
Police said the as-yet unnamed driver and a passenger of the car died at the scene. A third person in the car was rescued by people near the scene. She suffered serious burns and was taken to a local hospital. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Dontrell Collins

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