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Valley Man Who Dies After Crashing Corvette Is Identified



Daniel Jimenez, 22, died early Sunday in Laton after failing to negotiate a curve, the CHP said. (Shutterstock)
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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.


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