One dead after driver crashes into tree in Portola Valley

PORTOLA VALLEY (KRON) –One person is dead after driving into a tree in Portola Valley early Sunday morning, according to San Mateo County sheriff’s officials.

The crash happened around 12:20 a.m. in the 900 block of Portola Road involving a grey 2011 Toyota Pruis that hit a tree, sheriff officials said.

Firefighters who repsonded to the scene had to put out the Pruis that caught fire.

Once the fire was extinguished, one person was found dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.

The driver’s identity has not yet been released by the San Mateo County coroner’s office.

The collision remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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