2 men trapped in SUV after rollover crash on I-5 in Chula Vista

Posted at 6:28 AM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 11:34:13-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Several drivers pulled over to help two men trapped in an SUV that rolled over on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at about 12:15 a.m. on northbound I-5 at the J Street off-ramp, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

According to witnesses, a black SUV was weaving on the freeway when it spun out, veered off the road and rolled over several times before landing on its wheels on the off-ramp.

Several people stopped to assist the men in the vehicle, and some witnesses told 10News paramedics thought the two men trapped inside the wreckage were dead because they appeared to be drunk.

Nearby resident Chris Ramirez rushed to the scene to help, and he told 10News he spotted a woman crawling out of the damaged SUV and yelling.

Ramirez said, "I was on the phone with EMS. I spoke to them … there was also another female who was intoxicated; she was bleeding from her face, causing all kinds of mischief while two of her friends were here possibly unconscious."

The woman ran from the scene and has not been found.

CHP officials told 10News the SUV's driver, who suffered a back injury, will be charged with felony DUI. The male passenger broke his arm, the CHP said.