Fresno man dies in crash south of Caruthers

The Fresno BeeApril 24, 2014 

A 43-year-old Fresno man died when he crashed his vehicle south of Caruthers on Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was driving home from work in a 2003 Honda when he crashed about 4:45 p.m. while heading east on Elkhorn Avenue, about a half-mile west of Cornelia Avenue, CHP said.

His Honda drifted momentarily into the westbound lane and he turned his vehicle sharply back to the right, causing the Honda to overturn. He wasn't wearing a seat belt, CHP said.

It's unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, CHP said. That will be determined by a toxicology test.

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