SALTON CITY — A 17-year-old Salinas boy died as a result of a single-vehicle rollover accident about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 86 just south of here.
A press release from the California Highway Patrol states five people were in a sport-utility vehicle traveling south on Highway 86 just south of Air Park Drive when the driver, Humberto Barrios, 27, of Gilroy, fell asleep and the vehicle drifted into the center median.
Barrios tried to steer back on to the roadway and lost control. The vehicle overturned and the 17-year-old boy was ejected. The boy was not wearing his seat belt. He died at the scene of the accident.