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Accident Claims Mans Life

A Brawley man died in a single-vehicle accident late Monday afternoon.

 Sgt. Eric Frazier , Supervising Deputy Coroner for Imperial County Coroners Office , said 50-year old Filomeno Cajigas of Brawley , sustained fatal injuries in the accident that occurred on Interstate 8 just west of Highway 98 near Holtville. Cajigas was driving a pickup truck westbound on the freeway at 70 to 75 miles per hour when the left front tire sustained tread separation , causing the truck to veer out of control. The truck rolled over and came to rest on its roof in the center divider. Cajigas sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the truck , 47-year old Denise Cajigas of Brawley and 2-year old Sophia Romo , also of Brawley , were transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center with what were described as minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation