SAN DIEGO, CA — A 23-year-old man has been identified as the driver who died last Monday, April 24, after a rollover wreck on State Route 76 in Pauma Valley, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol said the fatal accident happened just east of South Grade Road.
A preliminary investigation found the young man was driving a Mazda minivan west on the highway, when, for reasons still unknown, the vehicle veered into the eastbound lanes. Authorities said the minivan collided with a divider and overturned several times before arriving at a rest on the roadway’s north shoulder.
First responders rushed the victim, Raul Ruiz Meza, to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has since determined his manner of death to have been accidental.
No other occupants appeared to have been involved, and no other injuries were reported.
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