On January 31, 2020, at approximately 7:45 am, Rancho Santa Fe firefighters responded to the report of a traffic collision in the 8000 block of Harmony Grove Road near the entrance to the Elfin Forest Preserve. Upon arrival, they found three vehicles were involved. One vehicle carrying four passengers had overturned. The passengers sustained minor injuries but declined medical treatment. The second vehicle sustained major damage on the left side. The driver was partially ejected and sustained fatal injuries. A third vehicle was hit with a glancing blow but the driver was not injured. The road was closed in both directions while crews worked to treat patients and clear the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.