A 44-year-old woman killed when her SUV overturned on Interstate 15 in Temecula lost control of the vehicle during a blowout, authorities said today.
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The victim, a Wilmington resident whose identity was not immediately released, was northbound on the I-15 at about 70 mph in her 1999 Chevrolet Suburban when the left rear tire deflated, losing tread and causing the SUV to become difficult to control, said California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Baer.
“The driver reacted improperly by turning the wheel abruptly to the left and began to lose control of the Suburban,” he said. “The driver over-corrected to the right and lost complete control of the vehicle as it began to rotate in a clockwise direction.”
The SUV overturned, coming to rest on its top in the slow lane, facing the shoulder in the vicinity of Winchester Road, shortly before midnight.
The victim suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar shortly after arrival.