According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, five people were in a 1996 Chevy Tahoe heading north on I-5 at about 70 to 80 mph. The driver of the Tahoe failed to spot a car next to him as he tried to change lanes. He lost control of the SUV when he tried to swerve back into his own lane.
The Tahoe hit the Kasson Road exit sign and rolled over a few times. The 26-year-old passenger was thrown from the Tahoe, which came to a stop on its roof in a dirt field, the release said.
He was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 11:16 a.m. He had severe head injuries.
CHP spokesman Robert Rickman said no names are being released until the passenger’s family has been notified of his death. Everyone in the vehicle was from Fairfield, the release said.
The Tahoe’s driver suffered cuts to his head and back pain. Other passengers had cuts on their arms and neck and head pain. The driver and passengers were taken to Sutter Tracy, San Joaquin County Hospital in French Camp and Doctor’s Hospital in Manteca.
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