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CHP identifies man who died after crashing into tree along Sea World Drive

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 17:20:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California Highway Patrol has identified the man who died after slamming into a tree on the Sea World Drive on-ramp Saturday.

CHP says 26-year-old Jacob Eugene Arnell was killed when the Cadillac Escalade he was driving at a high rate of speed overturned and hit a tree.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. Saturday on the right shoulder of Sea World Drive.

Arnell was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. The medical examiner’s toxicology report in pending, CHP says.

Arnell was the only one inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.