BARSTOW - An Orange County man died over the weekend after he was thrown from his Jeep near Hodge Road.

Bruce Wayne Kelly Jr., 39, from Fountain Valley, was not wearing his seatbelt when he lost control of his Jeep early Sunday morning, said Deputy Andrew Avery of the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department. He was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m.

According the coroner's report, Kelly was driving down a large hill in the desert just off of Hodge Road, about two miles east of Interstate 15 when he lost control. The California Highway Patrol is investigating but could not be reached for comment on Monday.