One dead after early morning car crash that sheared telephone pole, ejected driver, officers say

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FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a telephone pole Friday morning, according to CHP officers.

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

CHP 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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