Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's officials identified the victims as Samuel Rosasco, 21, of Oakhurst and Karina Barnett, 17, of Ahwahnee.
The occupants of the submerged vehicle discovered this morning in Bass Lake were pronounced deceased at the scene. They‘ve been identified as Samuel Rosasco of Oakhurst (21) and Karina Barnett (17) of Ahwahnee.@ChpOakhurst is investigating circumstances surrounding the incident pic.twitter.com/2eaxvXwKXE— Madera Co. Sheriff (@MaderaSheriff) September 11, 2019
The car was found submerged in the water along Road 222.
California Highway Patrol officers say Rosasco was driving eastbound on Road 222 west of Road 426 when he lost control of the vehicle while on a left curve. The car crashed into an embankment and veered off the road, overturning into the lake.