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Fatal Accident In Bakersfield

A Bakersfield man is facing felony manslaughter charges after a high-speed, fiery crash early this morning that left four people dead.

It happened shortly before 2 a.m. Witnesses reported a Mitsubishi traveling at high speed in extreme foggy conditions on Seventh Standard near Zerker Road.

The CHP says the Mitsubishi passed a Chevy Suburban on the right dirt shoulder then spun out of control as it tried to re-enter the roadway. It slid across the roadway, its rear end colliding with a metal utility tower, then burst into flames. Four people were trapped inside, but the driver managed to flee on foot.

The CHP says the suspected driver, 21-year-old Michael Curtis Junior, was arrested at about 1:45 p.m. at his home.

The victims´ identities have not been released.