A Winton man suspected of driving under the influence died Saturday morning when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned into an almond orchard south of Waterford.
The 47-year-old man was driving a Toyota Tacoma south on Montpelier Road, near Hill Road, when he allowed the truck to drift into the dirt shoulder at about 7 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver overcorrected to the left, which sent the Toyota spinning counterclockwise, according to the CHP. When the truck entered the orchard, it overturned and hit several trees.
The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the truck.
Investigators believe alcohol use contributed to the crash. The name of the driver has not been released.