An 11-year-old Galt boy died in a car crash early Wednesday near Ice House Road on Highway 50, the El Dorado County Coroner’s Office reported.
A driver lost control of a vehicle just after midnight, ejecting a 13-year-old girl and killing Tonino Trujillo, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The BMW was westbound and went out of control at a curve on Highway 50, the CHP reported. The vehicle skidded and then went airborne as it tumbled down a rocky embankment. The car landed on its roof in the American River, a CHP news release said.
Brent McElmurry, a spokesman for the CHP Placerville Division, said a few people stopped to upright the BMW and extract the driver. Fire personnel arrived and pulled Tonino from the car.
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The 13-year-old girl landed on rocks. According to the news release, she was not wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. A 23-year-old woman escaped the wreckage safely, suffering only minor injuries.
Tasha Thompson, spokeswoman for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, said Tonino was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The crash is under investigation, McElmurry said.