REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Authorities say a driver lost control of a rented Ferrari and it tumbled 100 feet down an embankment in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing the man.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Art Montiel tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2cg5CUy ) that the luxury sports car went off a highway in Redwood City and down the embankment before hitting a redwood tree Wednesday.

The 46-year-old man wore a seat belt but was still thrown from the Ferrari, and officers found his body near the wrecked car. His name wasn’t released pending notification of his family.

Montiel says the man had been driving with other high-end vehicles. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash but say drugs and alcohol weren’t immediately found to be factors.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com