A Los Angeles man died this morning likely from injuries sustained in a Jan. 7 rollover automobile accident on Interstate 8 east of Calexico.
Jesus Lopez, 32, died just after midnight today in El Centro Regional Medical Center, where he had been under a doctor's care since the accident.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Henry, Lopez was the front-seat passenger in a car driven by Raul Lopez Pizano, 31, of Lynnwood. The two were traveling back to the Los Angeles area with Abygail Pizano, 53, of Lynnwood after visiting family in Yuma.
Raul Pizano was driving in the right lane of Interstate 8 one mile east of Highway 98 when his car drifted into the center median about 3 p.m. and Pizano overcorrected, causing the car to overturn. Henry said the car landed on its roof in the center median. Lopez, who was wearing a seat belt, was trapped in the car. The Pizanos also were wearing seat belts, Henry said.