A driver who died when he crashed into a tree in Moreno Valley was identified Thursday.

Jose Velasco, 25, of Moreno Valley was found dead at the scene of the crash at Box Spring Road at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

According to Sgt. Robert Grmusha, Velasco was driving a Nissan Sentra at a high rate of speed when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle and hit a curb, then a tree.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation, but drugs and alcohol have not been ruled out as factors based on evidence at the scene, according to Grmusha.

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