The driver of a Chevrolet Corvette speeding through Laton on a rain-slickened road died early Sunday morning after crashing through a utility pole and overturning.
The Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office identified the man Monday as 22-year-old Daniel Jimenez of Laton.
The California Highway Patrol said that he was the car’s lone occupant.
According to a CHP report, the man was driving east on Mt. Whitney Avenue “at a high rate of speed” when he left the roadway on the curve at Latonia Avenue.
After hitting the utility pole, the sports car smashed through several fences, struck a parked vehicle, and overturned.
The CHP said that alcohol is suspected as a factor in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.