February 22, 2024
San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace on the County Operations Middle. Photograph by Ken Stone

Authorities have publicly recognized a Los Angeles girl who was killed per week in the past in a freeway crash within the rural southeastern reaches of San Diego County.

Rosie Johnson-Stewart, 52, was behind the wheel in a westbound 2008 Ford Edge that veered off Interstate 8 within the Boulevard space for unknown causes shortly after 4:30 p.m. final Tuesday, in keeping with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.

The SUV overturned and rolled side-over-side down an embankment close to McCain Valley Highway, coming to relaxation roughly 300 toes under the freeway, Cal Hearth reported.

Johnson-Stewart died on the scene.

A 43-year-old man who had been driving within the automobile was capable of extricate himself from the wreckage and alert emergency personnel to his location by shouting for assist, in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol. Paramedics airlifted him to a San Diego hospital for therapy of great accidents, CHP public-affairs Officer Jared Grieshaber mentioned.

Investigators suspect that intoxication was an element within the deadly wreck, Grieshaber mentioned.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.