Woman killed in solo-vehicle accident on Interstate 5

STAFF REPORTSMarch 22, 2013 

A woman died and her preteen daughter is in the hospital as a result of a solo vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 5 last week, a California Highway Patrol official said.

Officer Matt Pinheiro said the CHP responded to the accident on March 14 at 6:15 p.m.

He said Rinisha Roberson, 32, of Poway was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero northbound on I--5 south of Henry Miller Road when her car veered to the right. Pinheiro said Roberson overcorrected the vehicle to the left, causing it to overturn numerous times. Pinheiro said the SUV came to a stop in the center median.

Roberson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and her 12-year-old daughter Jasmaine, a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

Jasmine Roberson remains in the hospital suffering from major injuries.

-- Corey Pride

Pickup driver injured

A 40-year-old driver received major injuries on Monday after he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and lost control of his pickup truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Little Panoche Road, west of Interstate 5 in the Los Banos area.

Carlos Barba was driving a 1991 Chevy S-10 eastbound on Little Panoche Road when he spotted the animal in the roadway. He turned the vehicle to the left to avoid hitting the animal. The pickup traveled off the roadway and onto the dirt shoulder, and Barba lost control of the vehicle after turning it back to the right, according to CHP.

The pickup swerved to the right, crossed the roadway and went through a barbed wire fence. The truck traveled down a steep hill and overturned at the bottom. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and Barba was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment. His condition is unknown.

The crash remains under investigation.

-- Victor Patton

— Corey Pride Pickup driver injured A 40-year-old driver received major injuries on Monday after he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and lost control of his pickup truck, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident was repor

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