The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that a fatal rollover accident that occurred early this morning (Dec. 20) involved a 25-year-old Marine.
The white male adult of Oceanside was driving his 1998 Chevy Camaro eastbound Gopher Canyon Rd west of Dentro De Lomas Rd at a high rate of speed, said Chris Parent, public information officer for the CHP.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle after leaving a curve in the roadway,” said Parent. “The Camaro began to spin across the westbound lane and off the north side of the roadway where the driver side of the vehicle collided with a tree.”
Parent said the driver sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
“DUI is not suspected at this time,” said Parent.
The accident caused a minor traffic delay as westbound Gopher Canyon Rd was shut down for approximately one hour.
(previous story, Dec. 20, 2011 – 9 a.m.)
Fatality results from rollover on Gopher Canyon Road
BONSALL/VISTA – One person was killed in a solo-vehicle rollover accident early this morning, authorities said.
The accident on Gopher Canyon Road, just west of Vista Valley Drive in an unincorporated area of Vista, was reported shortly after 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle landed on its roof, the CHP reported. No other details have been made available at this time.