SAN DIEGO — A driver was killed after striking a tree head-on in Pine Valley on Wednesday morning, Cal Fire San Diego confirmed to FOX 5.
A man was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Highway 80 shortly before 6 a.m. when for unknown reasons he left the roadway and crashed in a large tree stump, officials said.
The incident occurred in front of Pine Valley Middle School.
Cal Fire said responding crews pulled the man out the vehicle and performed lifesaving measures; however, his death was pronounced at the scene.
The victim’s identity has not been released at this time, but officials described him as a middle-aged man who is possibly from Chula Vista.
There were no other injuries reported in relation to this incident.