ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A passenger fatally injured in a collision on Interstate 15 in Escondido over the weekend has been publicly identified.
Rosanne Lee Dearborn, 50, was riding in a Toyota Camry on the southbound 15 north of state Route 78 around 3:40 p.m. Saturday when a Chevrolet Avalanche crossed into the car's path, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
The truck's driver, a 46-year-old Escondido man, lost control while merging onto the freeway, spun out and stopped facing oncoming traffic, U-T San Diego reported.
Dearborn was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be treated for multiple traumatic injuries and underwent surgery, Medical Examiner's officials reported. Authorities said she succumbed to her injuries about three hours after the crash.
The Camry's driver, a 52-year-old Wildomar man, and two other passengers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to U-T San Diego.
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Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
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Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
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