Man Killed in Off-Roading Accident

Officials say wearing a seat belt could have saved the victim's life

A man was killed while off-roading Sunday night in the rural Flinn Springs area of San Diego County.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as 33-year-old Erik Decker of Chula Vista.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Decker lost control of a 2014 Razor off-road vehicle while transitioning from dirt to pavement. Officials said the vehicle rolled over, partially ejecting the driver. A neighbor discovered the crash.

Decker suffered severe head trauma and died at the scene, CHP said.

Officials said the victim was not wearing a seat belt, but may have survived if he had been. They believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the area of Snow View Drive.

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