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Teen passenger killed in drunk-driving rollover crash

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VISTA, Calif. (CBS 8) -- The California Highway Patrol reported a teenager riding in a car with an alleged drunken driver was killed early Sunday when the vehicle went off the road, smashed through a bus stop shelter and rolled over.

Gerardo Chacon, 17, reportedly wasn't wearing his seat belt while riding in the front passenger seat and was partially thrown from the Ford Mustang when it crashed around 2 a.m. on East Vista Way near Mason Road, CHP Officer Eric Newbury said.

Chacon, of Vista, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

Newbury said the driver, 20-year-old Reyes Miranda of Oceanside, was hospitalized at Palomar Medical Center with moderate injuries and arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.

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