A El Cajon man suspected of driving while intoxicated is facing vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges after a crash in Lemon Grove Friday left a 25-year-old driver dead, officials said.
Isaac Tre Payne, 26, was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers after a hit-and-run crash on state Route 94 killed Leslie Nunez Rosas, an El Cajon resident.
Authorities said Rosas was driving west on the freeway near College Avenue around 8:25 a.m. when a 2014 Chrysler 300 traveling in the same direction struck her vehicle.
The force of the impact caused Rosas’ car to go off the freeway, overturning onto the College Avenue off-ramp, where it struck a Mazda CX-5.
Rosas was ejected from her vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. She died before she could be taken to a hospital, a CHP spokesperson said.
Rosas was the only occupant in the vehicle.
According to the CHP, the driver of the Chrysler kept traveling west on SR-94 and exited on Kelton Road, where he hit two parked vehicles.
Payne was subsequently detained by San Diego police officers and arrested by CHP officers. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail in San Diego’s central jail on suspicion of DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter and hit and run resulting in death, according to online jail records.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in El Cajon Superior Court.