San Marcos crash victim identified as 22-year-old Gerardo Valerio

Accident happened on E. MIssion Rd. in San Marcos

SAN DIEGO - Authorities on Saturday released the name of a young man who was killed several days after his 22nd birthday.

County Medical Examiner’s Office said the accident happened Thursday, shortly after 2:30 p.m.

The 22 year old driver, Gerardo Valerio, lost control of his white Scion TC while going westbound on a curve in the 1000 block of East Mission Road in San Marcos.

The sedan hopped a curb and struck several trees, sheriff's Deputy Agustin Rosas said.  Valerio, a San Marcos resident, died at the scene.

Rosas said that witnesses believed Valerio may have been racing another motorist just before the accident. The other involved driver -- if there was one -- did not stop.

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