A 70-year-old man who died early Sunday morning when his car struck a tree near Pescadero has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as William Willett.
The crash occurred on Pescadero Road near Butano Road at about 1:15 a.m.
An initial investigation revealed that Willett failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a tree on the road's shoulder, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Willett, a Pescadero resident, was not wearing a seat belt.
Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash.