RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) — Poor road conditions and speed are being blamed for a solo-vehicle crash that left one person dead.
California Highway Patrol said a Mitsubishi Montero was traveling northbound on State route 67, just north of Shady Bend, at about 6 a.m. Friday when it entered a slight curve on the roadway.
Due to the vehicle's speed and the wet, partially icy roadway, the vehicle careened off the road and collided with a tree on the left side of the road, CHP said.
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The driver, identified as a 43-year-old Spring Valley man, sustained major blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene by Ramona Fire Department officials.
The man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and, at this time, alcohol or drugs are not considered a factor in the crash. He was not been identified pending family notification.
CHP investigators were continuing to investigate the crash Friday.