SALTON CITY — California Highway Patrol officers are investigating an accident that left a 22-year-old Gardena man dead Saturday night northwest of here.
Pedro Jeronimo Ramirez was killed when his pickup rolled several times on Highway 86 near Coombs Road, said Imperial County Sheriff's Coroner Investigator Deputy Gary Hayes.
The accident was reported at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from the Highway Patrol.
The press release stated Ramirez was heading north on Highway 86 approaching Coombs Road driving a late-model pickup. For an unknown reason Ramirez allowed his vehicle to drift onto the dirt center median.
Ramirez, after driving about 200 feet on the median, swerved back onto the road but lost control of his truck and it slid sideways in a northern direction.