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Teen Dies After Being Ejected From Car in Rollover Crash on I-5 Near Old Town

A 16-year-old was killed Friday after she was ejected from a car that overturned on Interstate 5 near Old Town.

At around 1:45 p.m., a white Nissan sport utility vehicle, driven by a 53-year-old woman from Kansas, was traveling northbound on I-5, just south of Rosecrans Street, when, for reasons still unknown, veered off the roadway and overturned ejecting the teen passenger onto the city street level below.

SkyRanger 7 flew over the scene that showed a white SUV on its side in the emergency lane and part of a lane of traffic.

The teen was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan and a male passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

It is unknown if the teen was wearing a seatbelt. Police have not released her name until the family has been notified.

Officials said it is unknown if drugs/and or alcohol were a factor in this crash.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

Any witnesses or involved parties in this collision are asked to contact Officer A. Lowery at (858) 293-6000.

No other information was available.

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