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Body of Imperial Valley man found in vehicle

(Body found in a vehicle near Jacumba)….The California Highway Patrol says the vehicle, a Blue Ford Taurus, was found Wednesday.

The vehicle was reported by a passing truck driver at around 10:00 am. The vehicle was found upside down in a ravine in the center divider of Interstate 8. The Highway Patrol says the vehicle had drifted off the roadway, hit a large rock and overturned down the ravine. The Highway Patrol said they did not know how long the vehicle had been in the ravine. When found, the driver of the vehicle was deceased. They said he was an 85-year-old man from Winterhaven, but they would not release his name. A cause of death has not been determined. The CHP says they suspect the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel, allowing the vehicle to drift off the roadway.