Driver fatally injured in accident on Via de la Valle

A driver suffered fatal injuries in an accident Tuesday, May 12, on Via de la Valle in Rancho Santa Fe.

Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded at 6:03 a.m. to the report of a traffic accident on Via de la Valle near Via de Santa Fe.

Upon arrival, they found a vehicle had gone off the road and hit a tree, sustaining major damage. The driver, who was the vehicle’s only occupant, sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Via de la Valle in Rancho Santa Fe was closed between Via de Santa Fe and Paseo Delicias while emergency crews worked to assist the patient and clear the incident scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.