November 10, 2009 – A man and a woman in their 60s who were passengers in a sports utility vehicle that rolled down an embankment off I-15 north of Escondido were killed in the single-vehicle wreck.
The victims, both from Mexico, were pronounced dead at the scene, said CHP Officer Eric Newbury. Their names were being withheld pending family notification, he said.
The 2002 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 40-year-old Ramon Arciniega of Upland was traveling north on I-15, just north of Deer Springs Road, when the tread peeled off the left rear tire around 6:35 p.m. Monday, Newbury said.
The driver applied the brakes but lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over onto the right shoulder and rolled down an embankment, overturning several times before it came to rest on its roof, blocking Champagne Boulevard, which runs parallel to the freeway, he said.
The right front passenger, a 64-year-old man from Mexico, and the right rear passenger, a 63-year-old woman from Mexico, were pronounced dead at the scene, Newbury said.
Arciniega and his left rear passenger, 52-year-old Evangelina Quiroz of Upland, were transported to Palomar Medical Center, he said. Their conditions were not immediately reported.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors in the crash, Newbury said. Champagne Boulevard was closed for about four hours as investigators worked at the scene, he said.
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