Update 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2023:
The Sanger Police Department said that officer Manvir “Manny” Dhanoa, 26, died in an off-duty car crash on Millerton Road early Tuesday morning.
Dhanova joined the department on March 27 of this year.
“His enthusiasm for serving his community was evident from the moment he joined the force,” the department said in a Facebook post. “He possessed a deep commitment to upholding the law and ensuring public safety, traits that made him a valued member of our department.”
An unidentified man died in a single-car roll-over accident on Millerton Road east of Sky Harbor Road at about 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
In addition, a 23-year-old woman from Clovis was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. According to the CHP, a team from CalFire extracted her from the vehicle.
A spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said that the identity of the man is expected to be released sometime on Tuesday.
The preliminary investigation indicated that the man was driving a 2022 Tesla eastbound on Millerton Road when he veered right onto the south shoulder. The Tesla then struck a culvert in the shoulder, causing the vehicle to overturn.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries at the scene. The CHP says the investigation into the accident will continue.