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Man ID'd in fatal I-8 accident in East County

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FLINN SPRINGS (CNS) - A 61-year-old San Diego man died early today in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 8 in the far reaches of East County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatality on westbound I-8 at Peutz Valley Road in the Flinn Springs area, east of Harbison Canyon, was reported shortly after midnight, the CHP reported on its website.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead motorist as Braulio Soliven Ellorin. He was the driver and sole occupant of a late model Mazda Protage that was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to the coroner.

"For unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a curve in the highway, veered off the highway onto the median and then veered back across the traffic lanes, mounted the right shoulder and rolled over multiple times down into a steep ravine," the coroner's office reported.

A sign, 50 feet of fencing and about five poles were damaged in the crash, according to the CHP.

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