California Highway Patrol seeks witnesses in Fourth of July crash on I-15 that injured 3 girls

SAN DIEGO - CHP officials on Saturday asked for witnesses in a Fourth of July crash on Interstate 15 that sent three young girls to the hospital, one with major injuries.

The crash occurred at 1:09 p.m. Friday on the southbound 15 approaching state Route 52, CHP officials said.

A 32-year-old Escondido man who was driving a 1995 Toyota 4Runner said he was driving in the freeway's far-left lane and traveling about 65 to 70 miles per hour when he felt the right rear of the vehicle sink, CHP officials said. The vehicle then entered the center median, hit the center divider and rolled onto its roof.

Three little girls were injured in the accident and taken to Rady's Children's Hospital, CHP officials said. A 6-year-old girl suffered major injuries. Her uncle was the driver.

His two children, girls aged 5 and 9, suffered moderate injuries.

No other vehicle was involved. Officers asked anyone who might have witnessed the crash is to contact Officer Lowry of the San Diego CHP office at (619) 220-5492.

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