A 48-year-old Atwater man died Wednesday after his truck went off the road and crashed into a power pole.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification to his family, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup west on Atwater Jordan Road, west of Giannini Road, at an unknown speed about 3:15 p.m. when the pickup went onto the northern dirt shoulder and hit a garbage can, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The truck then traveled across Atwater Jordan Road onto the southern dirt shoulder and the right front of the Chevrolet hit a wooden power pole and overturned the truck, according to the CHP.
When the truck began to overturn, the driver, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected, according to the CHP.
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The driver suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation and it's unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
— Mike North