One man died Saturday near Porterville after going off the road and crashing his car into a tree.
Roger Lee Plata, 79, of Exeter, was driving southbound on Highway 65, south of Avenue 196 when the crash happened at 8:52 a.m.
For unknown reasons, Plata drove his Suzuki across the right-hand lane and off the edge of Highway 65, CHP said.
The car then went into a ditch and came out on the other side before crashing into an olive tree.
A passenger, Shirley Marie Plata, 80, of Exeter, had minor injuries.
Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, the CHP said.