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Seat belts not used in fatal Jeep rollover in rural SLO County Saturday night, CHP says

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jan 19, 2020
Fatal Jeep rollover in rural SLO County Saturday night

One man is dead and three others are injured following a Jeep rollover in an unincorporated part of San Luis Obispo County.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 31-year-old man from Newhall, California was driving a 1998 Encore M-151 military style two-door Jeep westbound on a private dirt road off Huasna Rd around 10:20 Saturday night.

In a CHP report, the driver, while going about 30 MPH, made an unsafe turning maneuver to the left which caused the vehicle to overturn. All occupants were ejected.

CHP says the driver died from his injuries when the vehicle overturned and was pronounced dead on scene. Authorities are still in the process of notifying next of kin before releasing his name.

According to officials, none of the occupants were wearing lap/shoulder seat belts.

The three passengers, a male and two females, sustained minor injuries. One of those passengers was airlifted to Marian Regional Medical Center according to officials.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.