AFTON -- A 9-year-old Turlock boy was killed in a car accident Sunday afternoon on Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At about 12:55 p.m., the driver of a white 1997 Ford Explorer carrying five passengers made an abrupt turn to the left and lost control of the vehicle south of Afton Road. The vehicle slid a short distance, then overturned several times, CHP said.
The 9-year-old boy was seated in the left rear and partially ejected as a result, suffering fatal head trauma, according to a news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.