One person was killed and three others were injured when they were thrown from a vehicle that overturned on Interstate 215 Saturday.
The solo-vehicle crash occurred at 1:15 a.m. when the driver entered northbound Interstate 215 from state Route 74 at high speed and lost control of the 2012 Infiniti G37 while making “an unsafe turning movement,” according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle left the roadway and overturned on a dirt field, ejecting the driver and his three passengers, none of whom were wearing seat belts, the CHP said.
The driver, Christian Vincent Matthew Adams, 24, of Hemet suffered major injuries and was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he later died.
One of the passengers, an 18-year-old Riverside man, remained hospitalized with major injuries.
The two other passengers, a 20-year-old Riverside man and an 18-year-old Hemet man, were hospitalized with moderate injuries.
Authorities did not release the names of the casualties and the investigation was ongoing.
“We would like to remind all drivers and passengers to buckle up. Seat belts save lives and prevent injuries,” CHP Officer Mike Lassig said. “It’s the first thing that should happen when you enter a vehicle.”
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