One Dead After Car Crashes Into Tree

A person has died after a car crashed into a tree, police said. 

The incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. near Avenida Venusto and Bernardo Heights Parkway in Rancho Bernardo. 

One vehicle was involved in the crash, police said, and one person died on scene.

Police could not confirm whether the fatality was the driver, a passenger or another person that might have been on scene. 

Bernardo Heights Parkway will be shut down for the next four hours as police investigate. 

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