An Avenal man died Wednesday morning after he collided with a truck traveling in front of him and veered off the roadway just south of Kettleman City, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Another man was driving a Freightliner truck south on Highway 41 just north of Utica Avenue around 4 a.m. at approximately 45 miles per hour when he was hit from behind by the 25-year-old Avenal man. The truck driver was not injured.
The dead man’s name was not released pending notification of his family. The CHP does not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but an investigation is underway.