1 killed, 2 seriously injured in solo vehicle rollover in Temecula

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TEMECULA (CNS) – A woman was killed Friday, Oct. 16 and two others were seriously injured in a rollover crash in a construction zone on Interstate 15 south of Temecula.
The crash happened about 7:15 a.m. on the northbound I-15, just north of Rainbow Valley Boulevard and inside Riverside County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officer Mike Lassig said a 29-year-old Upland man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was at the wheel of a 1993 Honda Civic going about 70 mph when he entered an area of the freeway undergoing resurfacing.
“The motorist made an unsafe turning movement, causing him to lose control of the vehicle,” Lassig said. “The Honda traveled across the No. 1 lane toward the center divider (and) traveled up a dirt embankment, causing it to roll over.”
Neither the driver nor his two passengers, a 28-year-old Ontario woman and a 45-year-old Covina woman, were wearing seat belts, according to Lassig. He said one of the women was partially ejected from the vehicle as it came to rest on its roof in the center divider. She died at the scene.
The driver and the other passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment.
The freeway was partially closed for more than three hours while the wreckage was removed and a preliminary investigation was conducted.