A man is dead after crashing his car into a dry canal south of Tulare on Thursday.
Sgt. Michael Wolfe with the Visalia area California Highway Patrol said that just after 5 p.m., a man was traveling north on Road 124 north of Road 200 when his Chevy Cavalier drifted onto the east shoulder of the road.
Wolfe said the man’s car struck a power pole and metal guardrail before sliding into a dry ditch where it overturned and crushed the roof of the vehicle, pinning the man.
The driver, appearing to be in his mid 60s, died at the scene, Wolfe said.
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Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash and the man was wearing a seat belt, Wolfe said. The man’s identity is being withheld until family is notified.