IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA — A 79-year-old San Diego man died Tuesday afternoon after a rollover collision on California Highway 111 near Imperial Valley College, reports The Desert Review.
The fatal accident happened on the southbound highway north of East Aten Road, at about 12:57 p.m.
An early investigation by the California Highway Patrol indicates the man was driving a 2005 Jeep Wrangler southbound when he veered out of his lane. Moments later, the Jeep ran into the dirt center median and rolled over.
Officials said the driver suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital about two hours later.
An investigation into the cause of the wreck remains in progress, but impairment is not believed to have been a factor.
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