A freeway marker sign on Interstate 10.

One person was killed and another was seriously injured Thursday when a truck veered off Interstate 10 and slammed into a tree in Banning.

The crash was reported at 10:21 a.m. on the westbound I-10, west of 22nd Street, according to the California Highway Patrol, which reported the truck overturned and came to rest in a drainage ditch after striking the tree.

One person died at the scene, while the second victim was taken to a hospital with major injuries, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

–City News Service

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