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Amber Alert

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Crash with big rig kills 3 Arizona sisters on Bakersfield highway

Three sisters from Arizona were killed when their mother crashed into a stopped big rig that was blocking part of her lane on Highway 99 in Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol says the family was on their way to a wedding in Lathrop when their Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into the truck at 65 miles per hour.

The mother is in stable condition at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, but three of her daughters - ages 11, 12 and 18 - died.

Two other young passengers - a fourth daughter and a niece - also survived with moderate injuries and are being treated at the hospital.