By CBS13 Staff

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A Merced man has died after crashing off Highway 132 east of Modesto earlier this week.

California Highway Patrol says, back on Monday morning, they responded to a reported crash off of SR-132 east of the San Joaquin River. At the scene, first responders found that an SUV had crashed down an embankment.

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The driver of the SUV, a 38-year-old man from Merced, was soon pronounced dead at the scene.

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No one else was in the vehicle, CHP says.

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Officers are still trying to determine exactly what time the crash happened.