ANZA – A rollover accident on motorway 371 in Anza left a 34-year-old woman passenger dead and one of her two young children activated when the driver overcorrected after drifting into the water. shoulder, causing this vehicle to overturn. lanes and plunged into an embankment, authorities said Monday.
Idyllwild’s Leslie Schotz was critically injured around 1:30 p.m. Friday after the sedan she was sitting in rolled down a 100-foot hill on Route 371, just west of Burnt Valley Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police officer Jason Montez told City News Service that the vehicle driven by Schotz’s 36-year-old husband, who has not been named, was traveling about 40 km/h in the westbound lane of the two-lane corridor when the vehicle float on the shoulder.
“The driver shifted to the left and the vehicle went through both lanes, onto the east side of the highway,” Montez said. “It hit a crack and then rolled down the embankment.”
A spokesman for the CHP said that Schotz, who was probably not wearing a seat belt, appeared to have been ejected from the vehicle.
According to CHP, Schotz’s husband kicked his 6-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter out of the car and went to his wife for help.
Cal Fire/Riverside County fire crews reached the site within 15 minutes and immediately began lifesaving measures. Despite the efforts of medical staff, she died at the scene at 2 p.m., according to coroner officials.
Montez said the 2-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a trauma center for treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.
The girl’s brother was not injured, nor was the child’s father, according to Montez.
The highway remained clear, although fire trucks obstructed the east side, with CHP officers directing traffic around them for several hours.
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