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Arizona man dies in accident near Brawley

October 15, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Despite efforts to save him, a Somerton, Ariz., man died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Forrester Road west of here.

Two of the man's family members suffered moderate injuries in the accident

Rafael Brambilia Camberos, 55, was traveling south on Forrester south of Blais Road at 6:10 a.m. traveling at a speed of around 65 mph when he reportedly allowed the vehicle's right rear tire to run off the road and onto a low shoulder, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.

Camberos "overcorrected, swerved to the left and caused his vehicle to go into a southeasterly side skid," the report says. The "vehicle ran off the road and into a canal where it overturned."

Camberos' 18-year-old daughter and 13-year-old niece exited the vehicle and attempted to remove Camberos. With the help of four passersby he was removed from the vehicle.

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County emergency personnel began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Camberos was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, where he reportedly was pronounced dead at 7:14 a.m.

Camberos' daughter, Ana Camberos of Somerton, and the unnamed niece, from Yuma, also were taken to Pioneers.

Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.

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