1 Killed in SR-52 Rollover Crash

A Lakeside man was traveling at a "high rate of speed" before the crash officials said.

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    NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports on a deadly crash witnessed by several people including some employees in a private ambulance. (Published Friday, Jun 13, 2014)

    A man was killed Friday when his car drove off a San Diego highway and rolled several times down an embankment, officials said.

    California Highway Patrol officers say the driver was traveling eastbound in a 2013 Lexus G35 on State Route 52 around 1 a.m. when he crashed near the Cuyamaca Street exit.

    Officials found the car off the road with the driver trapped inside.

    The unidentified man had to be extricated from the wreckage. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

    He was described by CHP officers as a 45-year-old Lakeside man.

    The Lexus was traveling at "a high rate of speed" officials said and the driver was unable to negotiate a left turn in the highway.

    Officials say they are looking into whether alcohol and drugs were a factor in the crash.