Two people died in two separate accidents 10 minutes apart on Interstate 8 Saturday morning, according to California Highway Patrol press releases.
Pamela Fonseca, 41, of El Centro died after her Ford Explorer overturned near an eastbound escape ramp along Interstate 8 between In-co-pah and Mountain Springs.
The accident occurred as Fonseca was traveling east on I-8 about 10:40 a.m. when the vehicle she was driving swerved onto the right shoulder of the roadway.
She overcorrected, according to the Highway Patrol, lost control of the vehicle and it rolled onto its roof. The vehicle slid off the road and the driver's side struck the ramp's guard rail. The vehicle skidded along the rail before plummeting over it and down a rocky embankment beneath the ramp, landing upright.