Fresno driver drifts off highway ramp, ending in fatal accident

Driver pronounced dead at the scene

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 24-year-old Fresno resident allowed his vehicle to drift off a highway ramp, ending in a fatal accident on Sunday morning.

The man was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram southbound on SR99, when he then drove his vehicle on to the Avenue 9-off ramp and for unknown reasons allowed the truck to drift off the edge of the ramp.

It appears he attempted to steer back onto the roadway but was unsuccessful and the Dodge spun out and overturned several times.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car during the collision.  He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in this fatal collision and this incident remains under investigation.

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