Man killed in rollover crash in Merced County, CHP reports

A Merced County man died Thursday in a crash north of Dos Palos, the California Highway Patrol reported.

CHP officers responded to the crash at 11:30 a.m. on Highway 152 near Palm Avenue, according to Officer Shannon Stiers.

According to Merced County Sheriff’s Deputy Daryl Allen, 35-year-old Kenneth Turman of Dos Palos was the driver. Investigators identified a passenger in his vehicle as Sarah Morrow, 30, of Dos Palos.

Authorities said the driver lost control of a 2000 Ford Ranger while he was attempting to pass another vehicle on the two-lane highway. The truck left the road and overturned several times before slamming into a barbed wire fence, the CHP said.

According to authorities, Turman died at the scene. Marrow declined medical treatment, officers said.