Coroner identifies early morning car crash victim that sheared telephone pole, ejected driver


FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — The Fresno County Coroner identified the man that was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a telephone pole Friday morning.

The man was identified by the coroner as Alazar Salazar, 39, of Fowler.

The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. near De Wolf and Walter avenues.

California Highway Patrol officers say the vehicle was traveling northbound on De Wolf Avenue at a high rate of speed, drove onto a dirt shoulder, and immediately collided with a telephone pole, shearing it off.

The vehicle overturned and the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, CHP officers said.

Investigators say it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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