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Man killed, five injured in crash near Newman

A Southern California man was killed and five others injured when the sports utility vehicle they were in went off Interstate 5 near Newman and crashed on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A woman and four children survived the accident, which occurred near Shiells Road at 3:45 p.m.

Three people were ejected, including the man, who died at the scene.

According to the CHP, Paula Jacobo was driving north at approximately 70 mph in the fast lane when she made an abrupt lane change to the right. She then turned sharply to the left and lost control. She then overcorrected, turning to the right, and the vehicle left the road and overturned on the east shoulder.

Neither the man nor three of the four children — ages 17, 15, 10 and 9 — were wearing seatbelts, the CHP said. The children without seatbelts suffered major injuries and were transported to Modesto hospitals.

The two wearing seatbelts — the driver and the 9-year-old boy — suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor, the CHP said.

The name of the victim has not been released. All the people in the SUV were from Pomona.



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