The 40-year-old man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday at 1:32 a.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
The crash was reported just moments before at 1:10 a.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway, approximately 290 feet south of Old Temescal Road in Corona.
According to the coroner’s report, the man was driving an SUV at a “high rate of speed” when he struck a sedan, lost control and rolled down an embankment. He was ejected from the SUV and was found in a drainage ditch.
No other injuries were immediately reported.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.