ALPINE (CNS) - Two men were killed Thursday when a pickup truck crashed off Interstate 8 in the Alpine area, authorities reported.
The westbound Ford Ranger abruptly swerved to the right near East Victoria Drive for unknown reasons, veered off the freeway, crashed into a large oak tree and overturned shortly after 11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver and his passenger, both of whom were wearing seat belts, died at the scene, CHP public-information Officer Brian Pennings said. Their identities were not immediately confirmed.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Pennings said.