Teen killed in rollover accident in Peñitas


POSTED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 4:20pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 11:50am

A 19-year-old man is dead after an early morning rollover crash in Peñitas.  Police were called out to investigate around 7:30 a.m. at Tom Gill Road and Camino Real Boulevard.

The victim's identity has not been released, but police say he tried to pass another vehicle and ended up ejected from his truck. 

Investigators have not determined if alcohol was a factor, but say the victim was likely not wearing a seat belt.  The victim was going southbound on Tom Gill when the accident happened.  No other vehicles were harmed. 

"When the officers arrived, they discovered a man had been ejected from the vehicle," Peñitas Police Chief Roel Bermea said. "Of course they tried to treat him, but he had already expired... My understanding is that he had been out all night at a wedding, something like that, a family celebration."  

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