NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed and five injured after their vehicle flipped on a Mojave Desert highway.

The San Bernardino Sun reports several people were ejected from the vehicle Sunday on Interstate 40 in Needles.

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Of the survivors, three people suffered major injuries and the other two had moderate injuries.

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The California Highway Patrol shut down several lanes of the highway to investigate the cause of the rollover crash.

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