Passerby Discovers Crashed Car in Fallbrook

A young man was killed in the single-car crash

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    One person was killed and two others were injured when a car struck a tree in Fallbrook Saturday evening.

    The crash happened in the 4700 block of Olive Hill Road, just north of Morro Hills Road. The sedan missed a curve, ran off the road, hit a tree and continued down an embankment, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

    Someone passing by the crash site called 911.

    The front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ME. The driver and a back seat passenger were flown to Palomar Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The ME did not identify the victim, but said he is a Hispanic man between 18 and 20 years old.

    The California Highway Patrol in Oceanside is investigating the crash. The medical examiner's report indicated that the car was speeding.