RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. – A driver died Tuesday morning after slamming into a tree in Rancho Santa Fe.
The accident was reported on Via De La Valle near Via De Santa Fe at about 6 a.m. Investigators said a 56-year-old man from Woodland Hills lost control of a silver 2007 Nissan Versa sedan as he was headed west on Via De La Valle when he lost control and drove into a tree on the side of the roadway. The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police closed both lanes of Via De La Valle between Paseo Delicias and Via De Santa Fe while they investigated the accident.
Officials did not immediately release the identity of the driver. No one else was in the car.