Four Oakland teenagers, several of whom are believed to be cousins, were killed in a car accident in Kern County Monday afternoon, local authorities there said Tuesday.
Maria Moa, 17, David Moa, 19, George Moa 19, and Rachel Fisiiahi, 19, were pronounced dead after a solo-vehicle crash around 3:45 p.m. on state Highway 58 just north of California City, Calif., according to the Kern County coroner's office.
California City is about 70 miles southeast from Bakersfield.
There were five people in the car, with the sole survivor a male passenger who was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, according to coroner's officials.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, officials said.
Information from the California Highway Patrol, who responded to the fatal incident, was not immediately available.
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