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1 killed, 3 injured in single-vehicle rollover crash on I-5

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A 26-year-old male passenger ejected during a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 5 approaching the San Onofre immigration checkpoint Saturday died of his injuries.

The man was an unbelted passenger in a northbound 2004 Ford Explorer on Interstate 5 which came up too quickly on traffic stopped at the border checkpoint about 8:15 a.m. The vehicle swerved off the road to avoid a collision which caused it to roll several times, said CHP Oceanside PIO Jim Bettencourt.

The crash victim was taken by air ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m.

The driver, two women and another man also suffered moderate to major injuries and were taken to Scripps La Jolla and Mission Viejo hospitals for treatment, Bettencourt said.

Alcohol or drugs were not a suspected factor in the collision, police said.

A SigAlert was issued for a complete closure of northbound Interstate 5 at 8:49 a.m. and cancelled at 9:28. a.m.

 

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - One man was helicoptered out, and three others sustained moderate to major injuries in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 5 approaching the San Onofre immigration checkpoint Saturday.

A 2004 Ford Explorer driven northbound on Interstate 5 came up too quickly on traffic stopped due to Border Patrol inspections at about 8:15 a.m., CHP Oceanside PIO Jim Bettencourt said.

"Due to his unsafe speed for conditions, he turned his vehicle to the right to avoid a collision and caused his vehicle to roll several times," Bettencourt said.

Bettencourt said a 26-year-old man, who was not wearing seat belts, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered major injuries. He was transported by air ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Two women and a man also suffered moderate to major injuries and were transported to Scripps La Jolla and Mission Viejo hospitals for treatment, Bettencourt said. It was not clear which casualty was the driver.

Alcohol or drugs were not a suspected factor in the collision, police said.

A Sigalert was issued for a complete closure of northbound Interstate 5 at 8:49 a.m. and cancelled at 9:28. a.m.

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