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Seat-belt nonuse cited in fatality

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The driver and three other passengers were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The truck was registered to a Monrovia address. The crash closed all but one northbound lane of the freeway, causing a significant backup at rush hour. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] CASTAIC – A man died Thursday afternoon when he was thrown from a truck that a rolled over on northbound Interstate 5 just south of Parker Road, blocking lanes for hours. The victim, a man in his mid-30s, was riding without a seat belt in the right rear seat and was thrown from the 2004 silver Chevy Avalanche, said Officer Wendy Hahn of the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released so his family could be notified. The truck, whose driver’s name also was not immediately released, veered onto the right dirt shoulder of the freeway about 2:30 p.m., Hahn said. The driver over-corrected, swerving across four lanes of traffic, hitting the center divider and rolling the vehicle. last_img read more