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1 Dead in Crash With Downed Tree in San Marcos

One person is dead after a crash with a downed tree in San Marcos, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said. 

The deadly crash happened near the intersection of N. Twin Oaks Valley and E. La Cienega roads at about 5:30 a.m. on a rainy Thursday morning. 

It was not clear if the tree landed on the vehicle or if the car crashed into the downed tree. 

The person was declared dead at the scene. No one else was inside the vehicle. 

A stretch of N Twin Oaks Valley Road between E. La Cienega Road and Del Roy Drive was shut down in both directions and deputies and crews with the San Marcos Fire Department worked to remove the tree and vehicle from the roadway. 

A resident who lives near the crash site told NBC 7 drivers speed on the stretch of road outside her house.

"This is the second accident [I've seen] but it’s not the police, the security is very good here," Faby Martinez said. "But the problem is people don’t care they just [drive] like crazy."

Officials have not said if speed, alcohol or rain appeared to be factors in the crash. 

No other information was available.

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