Updated at 5:45 p.m. June 13, 2014
A 45-year-old Lakeside man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday off state Route 52 in Santee, authorities said.
The man was driving a 2013 Lexus east on state Route 52 west of the Cuyamaca Street offramp at a high rate of speed when he lost control on the curvy roadway around 12:50 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
Pearlstein said the car went down a dirt embankment on the south side of the highway, struck a concrete wall, then rolled several times. The wrecked vehicle was found on the roadside near the bottom of the ramp, according to the CHP.
The driver was wearing a seat belt but succumbed to his injuries, Pearlstein said. His name was not immediately released.
Pearlstein said investigators were working to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
The ramp was temporarily closed after the crash but was reopened shortly after 3 a.m., according to the CHP.
— City News Service
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