SONORA — A Sonora man who died when his car hit a tree has been identified as Thomas Renkel, 46.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Renkel was driving a 1983 convertible Porsche south on Highway 49 when the accident happened at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday near Fraguero Road.
The car was going too fast for the winding road, the CHP said, and Renkel lost control of it.
The car started spinning and hit a tree, then overturned, coming to rest on its roof in the road. Renkel was pronounced dead at the scene.