A man who died in a single-vehicle accident last week has been identified as Tony Ribeiro, 73, of Exeter.
About 1:25 p.m. Friday, Ribeiro was driving a 2007 Chevrolet 2500 pickup east on Highway 198 toward Mehrten Drive at 55 to 60 mph.
For an unknown reason, the pickup veered across the highway, onto the shoulder and into an empty irrigation ditch, where the truck hit a boulder. Ribeiro was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a contributing factor, the CHP said. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and the air bags deployed.
The collision remains under investigation.
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