Police have released the name of a 25-year-old man who died Sunday morning after losing control of his car and crashing into a utility pole near the Tully Manor Shopping Center in north Modesto.
Alvin Kittiphane, of Modesto was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.
The deadly crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on Standiford Avenue, just east of Tully Road. The man was driving a gold 1998 Toyota Camry. He did not have any passengers, said Officer Daniel Phillips of the Modesto Police Department's Traffic Unit.
Phillips said the Camry was heading east when it went through the Standiford and Tully intersection. Witnesses told police the Camry was moving at a high rate of speed when it went through the intersection, which is slightly higher than the rest of the road.
Kittiphane lost control of the Camry after traveling through the intersection. Phillips said the Camry slid sideways and crashed into the utility pole.
The car came to rest on the north side of Standiford. The car's rear-end was heavily damaged.
The officer said two bystanders tried to help Kittiphane. An employee leaving work from a nearby business and a security guard went to the vehicle and opened the car's door. Phillips said Kittiphane fell out of the car, and the bystanders started cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive him.
The bystanders continued to perform CPR on Kittiphane until medics arrived. Phillips said Kittiphane was then taken to the hospital, where he died.
The officer said there was no indication at the crash site that alcohol or drugs played a role in the fatal wreck, but the crash remained under investigation.
Authorities closed Standiford in both directions, between Tully Road and Colonial Drive. The road was opened to traffic about 10:30 a.m.
Investigators asked anyone who witnessed the crash to send an e-mail to Officer Daniel Phillips at email@example.com or call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.