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East County News Service

November 8, 2019 (Julia) – An El Cajon man, 26, veered off the highway and struck a tree on State Route 78 just east of State Route 79 in Julian last night at 8:14 p.m.  The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected off the vehicle.

He sustained blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, according to Officer Travis Garrow with the California Highway Patrol.

The identity of the deceased will be released through the Medical Examiner once the family notification has been made.