Child killed in crash on I-10 identified

Victim was a 7 year old boy

POSTED: 12:00 AM PST Jan 21, 2014 
RIVERSIDE -

The 7 year-old boy who was killed in an accident on I-10 last Friday has been identified by the Riverside County Coroner's Office.

Jonathan Rosales died after being ejected from his family's minivan when it overturned on the interstate around 7:15 a.m. The crash happened near the Hwy. 62 crossing. He was unrestrained, according to the coroner.

Rosales was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center but died around 8 a.m. from his injuries. Three other people in the van were also taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The minivan was traveling eastbound on I-10 when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle, which was towing a trailer filled with household appliances, according to officers with CHP.

The investigation of the crash lasted over five hours and caused a traffic jam which stretched close to five miles.

It appears the family was moving due to the number of household appliances that were spilled onto the interstate.

Images: Deadly crash on I-10 slows traffic to a crawl

POSTED: 10:12 AM PST Jan 17, 2014    UPDATED: 12:01 PM PST Jan 17, 2014 

A 7 year old boy has died in a crash on I-10 near Hwy. 62 that happened Friday around 7:15 a.m.

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A minivan was towing a trailer when the driver somehow lost control and the vehicle overturned. Four people were taken to the hospital including a 7-year-old boy who later died from his injuries.