Wreckage of the car after the fatal crash. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A motorist was killed early Wednesday in a solo crash into a tree in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood, police said.

The crash happened shortly before 1:15 a.m. on Carmel Mountain Road near Camino del Norte, San Diego Police Officer Scott Lockwood said.

The driver was heading northbound on Carmel Mountain Road at a high speed when the car struck the raised center median, went across all northbound lanes, hit the east curb and slammed into a tree, Lockwood said, adding that the impact caused the car to split in two.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said.

–City News Service

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