The 24-year-old driver of a Camaro who was killed Monday morning was late for work when he died in a crash east of Sanger, the California Highway Patrol says.
The driver was not identified pending notification of family. The incident happened on eastbound Annadale Avenue near MacDonough Avenue just before 8 a.m., said CHP Sgt. Ronald Dechamplain.
The driver had passed another eastbound vehicle moments before he lost control of the Camaro, left the road and rolled several times in an alfalfa field. Dechamplain said the forces involved in the crash were too great for safety devices to save the victim.
The sergeant said the crash happened at 7:57 a.m. and the driver was supposed to be at work at 8 a.m.
"If there is a message, it is that seat belts can only do so much," Dechamplain said. "If you're going to be late, call your boss -- don't try and make it up on the road. The consequences can be devastating."
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