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Passenger killed in drunk-driving accident on Rice Canyon Road; driver likely to face charges


Last updated 11/17/2013 at Noon

A man who was riding as a passenger in a vehicle was fatally injured in an accident over the weekend on Rice Canyon Road in Fallbrook.

According to California Highway Patrol public information officer Jim Bettencourt, sometime either Sat., Nov. 16 or early Sun., Nov. 17, Gregorio Ruiz, 46, of Rainbow was driving a 1989 Toyota pickup northbound on Rice Canyon Road at an unknown speed when, for unknown reasons, the Toyota left the roadway and rolled down a dirt hill. The vehicle rolled over onto its roof and ended up at the bottom of an embankment that borders the west edge of the roadway....

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