STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A man has died after crashing into an irrigation canal near Modesto on Wednesday, authorities say.
California Highway Patrol says, just after 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Woodland Avenue and Clark Road east of Modesto after a sedan was seen partially submerged in a canal.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
The driver, a 58-year-old Modesto man, was lying on the canal bank after being helped out by some good Samaritans in the area. He was soon pronounced dead at the scene, however, officers say.READ MORE: Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99
Investigators believe the driver lost control of the sedan as it approached a bend in the road. Speed appears to have been a factor, officers say.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
Authorities have not released the name of the man who died.