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Passenger dies after rollover crash in Pauma Valley, DUI suspect arrested

Publish Date: 2023/10/02

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 20-year-old Escondido man was arrested Saturday after a rollover wreck in Pauma Valley that claimed the life of a female passenger, reports ABC10 News.

California Highway Patrol officials said the fatal crash happened on South Grade Road, just before State Route 76, near Oak Knoll Campground. It was first reported at around 2:30 a.m.

According to investigators, Jean Ramirez was operating a black Subaru in the southbound lane of South Grade Road when the vehicle ran off the roadway and down a steep hill. It then overturned and collided with a tree.

Ramirez’s female passenger, whose identity remains undisclosed, was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed the CHP.

First responders transported Ramirez to an area hospital for serious injuries. He was placed under custody for an investigation into felony DUI and homicide.

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