Driver in San Marcos fatal rollover admits to DUI, smoking marijuana

19 year old passenger partially ejected, dead
Posted at 7:39 AM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 10:49:38-05

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A 19-year-old passenger is dead after a solo vehicle rollover crash Saturday night when the driver admitted to consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana beforehand, San Diego Sheriff's Department said. 

The 20-year-old driver made an unsafe turning movement that caused his Nissan Xterra to lose control and roll around 7:45 p.m. on Los Vallecitos Drive near Vallecitos de Oro. 

The victim was partially ejected during the rollover leading to his fatal injuries, Deputy Michael Guerrero said in a statement. 

An evaluation of the driver determined he was under the influence of a combination of alcohol and marijuana. He has been booked into Vista Detention Facility on gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI charges. 

Guerrero urged anyone who witnessed the collision to provide a statement at 760-510-5048. 

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