Sanger man killed in solo vehicle crash northeast of Clovis

A 51-year-old Sanger man was killed Thursday afternoon when his 2011 Nissan crashed through two barbed wire fences and overturned several times in a pasture north of the Academy Avenue intersection with Highway 168, the California Highway Patrol said.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the victim as Daniel Zabalza.

Zabalza may have had a pre-existing medical condition that contributed to the crash, the CHP said.

He was northbound on Academy at 3:58 p.m. when he drove past the stop sign at Highway 168 at a high rate of speed, through a barbed wire fence on the other side of the intersection and into a pasture, where the vehicle struck another barbed wire fence. The car went airborne and overturned several times, the CHP said.

Zabalza was found in the vehicle but was unresponsive. Efforts by emergency medical personnel to revive him at the scene were unsuccessful, the CHP said.