The three occupants of a vehicle that crashed Friday on the 10 Freeway in Riverside County were ejected and one died, the California Highway Patrol said as it noted none of those people were restrained by seatbelts
California Highway Patrol officers arrived at a crash on the 10 Freeway eastbound off-ramp to Haugen-Lehmann Way in the Whitewater area on Friday afternoon, police said.
Samuel Stocker, a 29-year-old resident of Mentone, was driving a white 2003 Honda Pilot at high speed approaching Haugen-Lehmann when he cut across two lanes to the off-ramp and lost control of the vehicle, the CHP said in a Saturday news release.
The Honda crashed into a rock and turned over into a light pole. The three occupants were ejected.
Stocker died at the scene, the release said. One of the passengers, a 30-year-old woman from Banning, sustained major injuries and was transported for treatment.
The other passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported for treatment.
“The California Highway Patrol would like to remind you to only drive a vehicle with a safety belt/child safety seat for every occupant and always buckle up,” the release said.
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