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4S RANCH, Calif. — A 33-year-old driver was killed early Tuesday in a car crash on a North County road.

A passerby found Israel Robles of Chula Vista mortally injured in his crumpled 2005 Volkswagen Jetta alongside Camino del Norte in 4S Ranch at about 3:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol and county Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Jetta had veered off the eastbound side of the street for unknown reasons and smashed into a tree, the CHP reported. It was unclear exactly when the crash occurred.

Medics took Robles to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where he was pronounced dead.