According to news sources, one man died in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon after his vehicle reportedly veered off the road near Crows Landing and subsequently crashed into an irrigation standpipe near the roadway.
The 52-year-old man was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger near the California Aqueduct when he reportedly allowed the vehicle to drift off the roadway for unknown reasons, the California Highway Patrol said. The incident caused the vehicle to crash into an irrigation standpipe in a ranch near the roadway.
He died at the scene of the crash. The CHP has yet to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.
The CHP has said that there were no brake marks around the scene of the crash and that they are investigating the cause of the accident.
As a Sacramento car accident lawyer, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. I encourage drivers to pay attention to the road at all times. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a Sacramento personal injury attorney to help you proceed legally.