The incident occurred at 9:27 a.m. on Highway 79 near Highway 76 and involved a single vehicle.
Per the San Diego Coroner, Raul Cadena was the front seat passenger inside of a sports utility vehicle where the driver lost control and crashed into a tree off the side of the road.
CHP officials with the El Cajon division were notified of the collision and arrived at the scene. Paramedics were prompted to the crash site where they performed CPR on Mr. Cadena before he was pronounced deceased due to excessive blunt force trauma.
The identification and the condition of the driver were not disclosed within the report.
CHP officials continue their investigation.
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