Authorities Monday identified a 25-year-old motorist suspected of driving drunk when he was killed in a rollover crash in Paramount that injured his passenger.

Sergio Cordero was a Los Angeles resident, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.

Paramedics dispatched at 1:25 a.m. Sunday to the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway, south of the Glen Anderson (105) Freeway, reported one person dead at the scene, said Capt. Ron Singleton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The motorist now identified as Cordero was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon in the No. 2 lane of the northbound freeway when he veered to the right and struck the metal guardrail, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The SUV then went through the guardrail and overturned into a brush area along the right shoulder, the CHP said..

Cordero was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 1:44 a.m., the CHP said. His passenger, a 24-year-old Los Angeles woman, was also ejected from the vehicle, suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.

Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the crash, the CHP said.

The CHP’s East Los Angeles office asked anyone who saw the crash to call (323) 980-4600.

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