Driver dies going down Daly City embankment

An elderly man died Tuesday morning in Daly City after he drove through a fence, causing his vehicle to go down an embankment, according to fire officials.

At 9:19 a.m., firefighters received a report of a vehicle crash near Linda Vista Drive and Main Street, North County Fire Authority officials said.

Upon arrival, fire officials found the vehicle had went down the embankment and rolled over. The vehicle was severely damaged and the driver was trapped inside.

Emergency crews were able to extricate the driver. Paramedics attempted to treat the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to fire officials. His name has not yet been released.

No other passengers were inside the man’s car at the time and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, fire officials said.

Authorities are investigating what may have caused the victim to crash into the fence.