Ivan Santibanes was riding in a late model Ford Explorer driven by his father on the evening of Feb. 10, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
As they traveled south on the freeway, the SUV’s right rear tire blew out and the SUV rolled three times, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported. The boy was not wearing a seatbelt, authorities said.
Ivan was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital and was given a grim prognosis, authorities said. He was declared dead at 9:40 a.m. Friday, officials with the MeEditdical Examiner’s Office said.