A 41-year-old Calipatria man died after being involved in a traffic collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of Holt and Norrish roads, county coroner’s office announced.

Arturo Gonzalez was traveling in a GMC truck when a Volvo tractor with trailer combination broadsided his vehicle. The collision caused the GMC and Gonzalez to plunge into the nearby Rositas Canal, where the vehicle became completely submerged.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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