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1 Dead, 8 Injured In 5 Freeway SUV Rollover Crash

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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com)  — One man was killed and at least eight other people injured in a SUV rollover crash on the 5 Freeway.

The California Highway Patrol said a 63-year-old man was killed when the SUV he was a passenger in blew out a tire in Fresno County.

The crash, in the city of Kingsburg, was reported to the CHP at 3:50 p.m. Saturday.

The 2003 Ford Expedition was going about 80-85 miles per hour when a right rear tire blew, said the CHP.

The vehicle overturned several times and came to rest on its wheels.

The deceased — pronounced dead at the scene — and the accident victims were all residents of Santa Ana.

The driver, Adan Acosta, a 43-year-old Santa man, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with major injuries.

A 21-year-old woman and two girls, aged 8 and 17, were also transported to Community Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Paramedics took a 21-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl to Adventist Health in Hanford with moderate injuries.

A 19-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and were transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

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