ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a Caltrans contract worker was struck and killed on a Southern California freeway by an SUV driven by a man suspected of being under the influence of drugs.
The California Highway Patrol says the 21-year-old victim and other road workers were fixing sprinklers along Interstate 15, just outside of Escondido, when he was hit Monday afternoon.READ MORE: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
Officer Jim Bettencourt says the driver of a Mitsubishi Montero was getting onto southbound lanes when he veered off the road, leading the vehicle to roll down the shoulder of the freeway before landing on its roof.READ MORE: 'This Isn't Going To Hold Us Back': Drag Event In Woodland Stopped Over Alleged Threats Of Violence
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1MnT623) the driver, 31-year-old Reginald Grigsby of Oceanside, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.MORE NEWS: California Lawmakers Demand Accountability After Personal Info Of Concealed Weapons Holders Leaked
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