A man was killed and his female passenger suffered major injuries in a rollover crash in Crows Landing on Monday morning.
The driver, a 47-year-old Antelope resident, was westbound on Crows Landing Road west of Morris Road at about 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Traveling at an undetermined speed, he lost control of his 2002 GMC while navigating a right curve.
The vehicle went off the south edge of Crows Landing Road and onto the dirt shoulder, where it overturned. The GMC struck an almond tree, then came to rest on its wheels.
Neither occupant was wearing a safety restraint. The driver was partially ejected and was found straddling the front passenger seat, the CHP reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The passenger, 25-year-old Frankie Farwell of Orangevale, was thrown from the GMC and found lying on the south dirt shoulder of Crows Landing Road. PHI Air Medical flew her to a local trauma center, according to a post by Patterson District Ambulance Association/ USW Local 12911 on its Facebook page.
The CHP report said alcohol and/or drugs are believed to factor in the crash.