The engine of a Kia Soul was ejected from the vehicle in a single-car collision on Highway 25 June 4. Photo: Chris Mora

Two teenagers were transported to a nearby hospital—one with serious injuries—after their vehicle crashed and rolled over on Highway 25 in San Benito County on June 4, according to authorities. 

The accident happened about 9:25am just south of Tres Pinos, according to the California Highway Patrol. A 15-year-old female from Kingsburg was driving a Kia Soul northbound at a high rate of speed, when the driver lost control. 

The vehicle traveled off the road and struck a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn, CHP Officer Alfredo Uribe said. The vehicle came to rest on its roof. The impact of the collision caused the Kia’s engine to detach and eject from the vehicle. 

The vehicle’s passenger, a 16-year-old female from King City, was ejected from the Kia, authorities said. 

The passenger suffered major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, Uribe said. The driver complained of pain and was also taken by ambulance to the hospital. 

Photo: Chris Mora
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Michael Moore is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Morgan Hill Times, Hollister Free Lance and Gilroy Dispatch since 2008. During that time, he has covered crime, breaking news, local government, education, entertainment and more.


  1. I arrived 2minutes after that happened. How are victims? Whats their current condition?

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