Seventeen-year-old dies when SUV overturns near Main Drain Road

A Wasco teenager was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 46 near Lost Hills Tuesday night, the Kern County Coroner said.

The California Highway Patrol said Florencio Zamora, 17, was eastbound in a 2001 Chevy Tahoe on Highway 46 west of Main Drain Road when he allowed his vehicle to drift onto the right shoulder.

He overcorrected, the CHP said, and the car veered across the road and into a field, where it overturned multiple times down an embankment.

Zamora was not wearing a safety harness and was ejected from the SUV and pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the accident, the CHP said. The crash was reported at 10:05 pm.