Woman thrown from car in East County was from Riverside County

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DESCANSO, Calif. — A 22-year-old woman whose body was found alongside a car that had crashed off westbound Interstate 8 in the Descanso area was publicly identified Monday.

The body of Alexis Rolchelle Cage of Moreno Valley and a wrecked Lexus sedan were discovered down an embankment east of state Route 79 shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol and the county Medical Examiner’s Office. She was ejected from the car during the wreck.

There were no witnesses to the accident, and it was not clear when it occurred, CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

Cage’s car was apparently was the only vehicle involved, Pearlstein said.