Authorities with the Tulare Police Department are piecing together what lead up to a fatal, rollover crash Tuesday night.
At around midnight, neighbors in the area of Laspina Street and Paige Avenue heard tires screeching, but no one saw what happened, according to police.
At 6 a.m., officers found the crash site and learned a 22-year-old man was ejected from the car and was dead for at least 2 hours.
The man’s car was found in a dark field, making it hard to be seen by passing cars. Police say the person who reported the crash after seeing the scene on his way to work.
Police believe speed is a factor in the crash, and the driver may have lost control and hit the center median.
The victim has not been identified.