One Dead in Crash on Treacherous Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside

A California Highway Patrol cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

At least one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the unincorporated Lakeside area of eastern San Diego County, authorities said Monday.

The crash was reported at 6:28 p.m. Sunday on Wildcat Canyon Road at Pata Ranch Road, near the El Cajon Mountain trailhead, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told the CHP a red SUV collided with a blue sedan and that one vehicle was overturned.

Additional crash details were not immediately available.

A SigAlert was issued at 6:56 p.m. shutting down the area for the investigation, the CHP said. The road was reopened at 9:32 p.m.