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A 38-year-old man was fatally injured when the vehicle he was riding in overturned after the driver lost control on a two-lane corridor just west of San Jacinto, authorities said Monday.

Marcus Adkins of Moreno Valley was killed at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the Ramona Expressway, three-quarters of a mile east of Bridge Street, in the unincorporated community of Lakeview, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Javier Navarro said Adkins was riding in the right front passenger seat of a 2013 Nissan Altima being driven by a 37-year-old Moreno Valley woman, whose identity was not disclosed.

The motorist was traveling at an unknown speed westbound on the expressway when she “lost control of the vehicle, traveled across eastbound lanes … continuing onto the dirt shoulder, where the Nissan overturned several times,” Navarro said.

“As a result of the vehicle overturning, the front seat passenger was ejected from the Nissan,” the CHP spokesman said.

Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location within minutes and pronounced Adkins dead at the scene.

The driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley for treatment.

Navarro said drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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