A motorist was killed Monday in a rollover crash possibly triggered by a tire blowout on Interstate 10 in Banning.
The crash was reported at 9:55 a.m. on westbound I-10 at the Ramsey Street exit ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The motorist, whose identity was not immediately released, was traveling at an unknown speed when he veered out of control, possibly after one of his vehicle’s tires blew, according to the CHP. The vehicle overturned and rolled at least once, smashing through a freeway perimeter fence and coming to rest in front of a Caltrans storage yard.
An off-duty paramedic witnessed the crash and rushed to the victim’s aid. Riverside County Fire Department personnel arrived within a few minutes and pronounced the motorist dead at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved.
The Ramsey Street off-ramp was shut down shortly after 10 a.m. while the CHP conducted a preliminary investigation and the wreckage was cleared.
No westbound lanes were shut down.