BARSTOW A woman and man sustained minor injuries Thursday afternoon after their car struck a hill adjacent to southbound Interstate 15 and rolled over, according to authorities.

At 12:50 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call regarding the crash approximately a mile north of East Main Street, according to Barstow CHP Officer Don Spiker.

The woman was driving a white Dodge Avenger and, for reasons unknown, lost control of the vehicle, ran off the right side of the road and struck a hill where the truck lane merges with the No. 2 lane, Spiker said.

The Avenger overturned and blocked the southbound lane for "a brief amount of time," according to Spiker.

The woman and the man, who was sitting in the passenger seat, were transported to Barstow Community Hospital with minor injuries.

The CHP is investigating the incident.

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