A tragic accident occurred on Sunday near the intersection of San Elijo Road and Ledge Street in San Marcos, as reported by the San Marcos Sheriff's Station. A 27-year-old driver lost his life in a single-vehicle collision. The accident took place around 5:50 p.m. in front of San Marcos Fire Station number 4, where the firefighters who heard the crash immediately responded to the scene. The man was transported to Kaiser-San Marcos Hospital but was pronounced dead. The young man was driving a Toyota Rav-4 west on San Elijo Road at a "high speed" when he veered off the road and crashed into a fire hydrant and a pedestrian signal post. His vehicle continued onto Ledge Street and collided with an embankment, causing the car to overturn. According to Sergeant Chuck Morreale, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Additionally, the Rav-4 appeared to be in a state of possible disrepair at the time of the accident. Although the exact speed of the driver at the time of the crash has not yet been confirmed, Morreale stated that based on the length of the accident scene, the car was definitely traveling well above the 45 mph speed limit. "Fortunately, there was no one else involved, and there were no pedestrians in the area at the time; otherwise, the story would have been different," Morreale commented. Fire personnel provided first aid at the scene and attempted resuscitation measures, and officers arrived approximately eight minutes after the accident. The Traffic Division investigators from the San Marcos Sheriff's Station were at the scene for several hours and continue to investigate the collision. At this time, alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the accident, according to the Sheriff's Department. Anyone who witnessed the crash or captured the incident on video is urged to contact the Sheriff's Department at (760) 510-5200. Originally posted at Liga Legal®