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Former Marine, Woman Killed in San Diego Car Accident on SR-163

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a weekend rollover San Diego car accident that killed a former U.S. marine and a female passenger.

Officials say 24-year-old Steven Adam Gagnon died after the car he and two other people were riding in lost control on a curved stretch of SR-163 near Kearney Mesa and fell down a 200-foot embankment.

“They were moving at a high rate of speed around the corner. However, we don’t know if any alcohol was involved or any other cars at this time,” SDFD Capt. David Gerboth said Saturday night.

Officers say Gagnon was sitting in the backseat when the accident happened and was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two women who were also in the vehicle were taken to area hospitals. One woman sustained life-threatening injuries and later died. The other suffered only minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

San Diego car accidents are all too common. They can happen at any moment. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident it’s important to seek medical attention AND get the advice of an experienced San Diego car accident attorney such as the Law Office of Steven A. Elia, who can protect you and help recover funds for lost work or medical expenses.

Source: NBC San Diego

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