Driver dies after crashing into parked big rig

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A young man died Tuesday morning after crashing his vehicle into the back of a parked semi-truck in Eastlake, authorities said.

The crash on Eastlake Parkway between Fenton Street and Otay Lakes Road was reported around 5:15 a.m., according to Chula Vista police. The driver killed in the crash was that vehicle's sole occupant.

The driver was described as a man in his 20s who was on his way to work, CVPD sergeant said. It appeared the driver did not use his brakes prior to hitting the truck.

The truck was illegally parked on the street, according to police. The truck's driver was inside a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant when the crash happened.

David Cabrales (GoFundMe)

Investigators are attempted to find out if the young driver was distracted at the time of the crash.

A GoFundMe page raising funds to cover funeral expenses identified the victim as David Cabrales, who graduated from Castle Park High School and attended Southwestern College.

The wreck prompted authorities to close Eastlake Parkway in the area and urge motorists to avoid the area.