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1 person dead after rollover crash on I-8 in Alpine area

Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 11:44:06-04

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) – A man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 8 in the Alpine area early Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on westbound I-8 near Tavern Road just after 12 a.m., according to CHP officials.

Officials said a red 1999 Chevrolet Blazer SUV lost control for unknown reasons and rolled over, causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle and onto the roadway.

The driver, later identified as a 32-year-old El Cajon resident, died at the scene.

A 40-year-old female passenger was airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of major injuries.

CHP officials noted that the driver was unrestrained, while the passenger was restrained.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation, but CHP officials said, “At this point in the investigation, alcohol and drugs are suspected to have been a factor in this crash.”