(18 year old Brawley resident suffers fatal injuries)….Armando Mendez Jr. was a passenger in a small pick-up that rolled.
The black Ford Ranger was traveling on Highway 86 at just before 6:30 Tuesday evening. At Lydick Loop, the driver lost control of the pick-up and it rolled. All traffic was stopped in the area, before it was diverted to southbound Lydick. Northbound traffic was diverted to Harris Road. The California Highway Patrol, County Sheriff’s and County Fire all responded to the single vehicle rollover. Deputy Coroner Stephen Green said Mendez was pronounced at the scene. Green said the 18 year old was wearing his seatbelt at the time. The CHP continues to investigate.