Seat belts not worn in fatal rollover accident

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PEORIA - The following is a press release from the Peoria Police Department:

On Saturday, August 15, at about 3:00 am a white Kia Sorrento was west on Vistancia Boulevard when the driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to cross the median into the eastbound lanes where the vehicle struck a guard rail and overturned.

Victim, Adam Mendez, 23 years old from Peoria, was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second occupant, Fabian Murrietta, 24 year old from Peoria, was still in the vehicle and was flown to John C. Lincoln North Mountain for his injuries.

The investigators from the Peoria Police Traffic Services Section are not certain at this time who was driving the vehicle, what may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and if impairment on the part of the driver may have played a role in the collision.