HEBER – A 35-year old male, from Calexico, driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla southbound on Highway 86 approached the posted 40 mph curve at Heber Road, also known as Heber Curve.
Witnesses placed the speed between 60 to 80 mph as the Corolla entered the curve.
He allowed the Toyota to drift off the south road edge of Hwy 86, but was able to steer back onto the roadway.
He then over-corrected back to the right and went off the south edge of the road and struck a sloped embankment which caused the Toyota to overturn repeatedly according to witnesses.
During the roll-over process, the man was ejected because he was not wearing his seat belt.
When the Toyota came to a rest, he was trapped from the waist down underneath the left side of the vehicle.
People driving by stopped and were able to lift the Toyota and free the driver.
However, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This collision remains under investigation.