Car Accident Near California Oaks Road Kills 25-Year-Old Ramona Man

MURRIETA, CA (August 22, 2023) – Saturday afternoon, Agustin Martinez suffered injuries in a deadly single-car accident along Interstate 15. The fatal incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at the southbound lanes of Temecula Valley (15) Freeway, north of California Oaks Road. According to California Highway Patrol, a 2006 Honda Civic made an unsafe turn while going south on the I-15 and lost control of the vehicle. Afterward, the Civic veered off in the west side part of the roadway and ended up on a dirt embankment. Investigators said the 25-year-old male passenger from Ramona –who was unrestrained– was ejected and thrown at the right shoulder of the freeway. Unfortunately, the man died at the scene despite the life-saving efforts of Murrieta Fire officials. Meanwhile, paramedics transported the 23-year-old driver, Agustin Martinez, to Inland Valley Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. The CHP suspected Martinez to be driving under the influence of drugs. The CHP Temecula area office continues to investigate the fatal solo car accident.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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