Earlimart man dies after crashing into tractor

One man died Sunday in Tulare County after crashing into an unoccupied tractor, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Avenue 72 in Earlimart.

The man drove his Ford Explorer into a John Deere tractor that was parked off the road, CHP said.

The driver from Earlimart was in his late 30s, but investigators said it’s not clear why he drove off the road.

There were no other injuries in the crash.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun