Student home for holiday dies in crash

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A 22-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man, home from college for Thanksgiving, died in single vehicle crash near Escondido.

Kely Austin Campbell was driving west on Del Dios Highway Thursday shortly after 2 a.m. when the sedan went off a curve near West Via Rancho Parkway and crashed into an embankment, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

A passerby called for help, but medics were unable to save Campbell, who was declared dead at the scene, according to the M.E.’s office.

A CHP dispatcher said there was no indication alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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