RANCHO SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man slammed his car into a tree off a Rancho Santa Fe roadway Tuesday morning and later died in a hospital, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The single-vehicle crash off Via De La Valle near Via De Santa Fe was reported shortly after 6 a.m., according to the CHP.

The driver was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead, the CHP reported. His name was not immediately released.