Rancho Santa Fe firefighters respond to fatal accident on Del Dios Highway


By City News Service

On Jan. 26 at 7:07 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protections District (RSFFPD) responded to the report of a motorcycle verses pedestrian accident on Del Dios Highway near Date Lane.

Upon arrival they discovered two individuals, one the motorcycle driver and the other a pedestrian that had been hit by the motorcycle, down an embankment on the east side of the highway. The pedestrian was confirmed to be deceased. The driver, despite receiving advance life support, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Department helicopter assisted in searching for a potential third patient but none was found. The California Highway Patrol closed Del Dios Highway in both directions for three hours during the incident and investigation.