Man found dead at scene of crashed Maserati

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 17:05:23-05

A man who is believed to have suffered a medical emergency was found dead Wednesday alongside a rural East County road in a high-end luxury car that apparently had crashed more than eight hours earlier.

The body was discovered about 8:15 a.m. in a 2014 Maserati that had smashed through a fence next to Mountain View Road, near Alonzo Drive in the Harbison Canyon area east of El Cajon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Investigators suspect the crash occurred late Tuesday night after the driver suffered a heart attack or some other fatal ailment, CHP public affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

The motorist's name was withheld pending family notification.