Authorities are investigating three separate area freeway accidents early Saturday that killed two people and seriously injured two others.
A 26-year-old Navy man was killed at 12:43 a.m. when the car in which he was riding veered out of control as it was heading west along Interstate 8, just east of the Interstate 805 interchange.
Gary D. Ebner, a Michigan native who was a 3rd-class aviator technician at the North Island Naval Air Station, was killed when he was ejected from the 1987 Mercury Cougar after the vehicle struck the center divider and flipped several times.
The driver, Patrick Gibbs, 21, a Minnesota resident who is also in the Navy, suffered moderate injuries and was treated at Balboa Hospital, authorities said. Hospital officials confirmed that Gibbs was a patient but declined to release his condition Saturday.
An investigation is continuing.
At 2 a.m., a 32-year-old man was injured when he was struck by a car while dashing across the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near North 54th Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Vixay Nhouthabout, of Placentia, was struck as he ran in the far right lane. He was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday night with injuries to his neck, spine and abdomen.
The driver of the vehicle, Scott Gordon, 20, of San Diego, was not charged.
At 6:25 a.m., a 30-year-old San Diego man was killed when the car in which he was a passenger veered out of control in Oceanside, authorities said.
Raza Nehrir of the 6500 block of Ambrosia Drive was killed when the vehicle, traveling south on Interstate 5, suddenly jerked to the right as it crossed the Santa Margarita Bridge. The 1985 Chevrolet Sprint hit the guardrail head on, police said.
The driver, Kameila Omrani, 18, also of San Diego, was seriously injured and taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. She was listed in critical condition Saturday night.
Police said neither person was wearing a seat belt.