CHP – Fatal Traffic Collision on I-8, East of Westside Road


CHP new logoEL CENTRO – On Monday, March 31, 2014 at around 6:05 p.m., Enrique M. Rodriguez, age 68 of Los Angeles, was driving a 1984 Winnebago on I-8 eastbound, East of Westside Road.

For reasons still unknown, Rodriguez lost control of the vehicle which subsequently overturned on the dirt center divider.

One passenger, Jose De Jesus Mendez, age 55 of Los Angeles, who was wearing his seatbelt sustained moderate injuries.

During this collision, passengers, Maria C. Rodriguez, age 63 of Los Angeles, and another passenger were not wearing their seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.

One of the ejected passengers sustained fatal injuries while the other ejected passenger sustained major injuries.

The weather at the time of the collision was clear with strong gusty winds.

This collision is still under investigation.