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Driver dies in vehicle collision in northwest Bakersfield

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A woman died in a vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Calloway Drive and Tumwater Avenue late Tuesday evening, according to a news release from the Bakersfield Police Department.

Officers responded to the area at around 11:58 p.m. regarding an injury collision involving two vehicles, police said.

The female driver of one of the vehicles sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital where she died, the BPD said.

The Kern County coroner's office identified her as 43-year-old Carrie Cuca Lopez, of Bakersfield.

The driver of the other vehicle, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, the news release stated.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the BPD at (661) 327-7111 or the Major Collision Investigations Team at (661) 326-3967.