By Miriam Raftery
Update: The victim has been identified as Monterro Friend, 34, of San Diego.
June 2, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Highway Patrol seeks public help to identity the driver of a blue Toyota Tundra killed shortly before 4 a.m. after his vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a guardrail and went airborne over the side at Crestwood Road in rural East County. The vehicle vaulted over traffic on Crestwood and hit the I-8 westbound bridge.
The driver, who appears to be a short, thin black man possibly affiliated with the military, was ejected and came to rest under the vehicle’s rear bed, which caught fire.
After being engulfed in flames, both the vehicle and the victim slid down the embankment to the west edge of Crestwood Road, says Officer B. Montgomery with the CHP.
Please contact the El Cajon CHP Office if you have information regarding this event. (619) 401-2000.