HOLTVILLE — A 40-year-old Imperial man died Tuesday morning after being involved in a single vehicle collision near Kavanaugh Road, east of Highline Road, California Highway Patrol announced.

Jose Manuel Fregoso sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday as Fregoso was driving his 1997 Ford pickup westbound on Kavanaugh, just east of Highline, and approached a left curve in the road.

As he negotiated the curve in the road, his Ford traveled onto the north dirt shoulder. Fregoso steered his Ford to the left, traveling across the roadway and onto the south dirt shoulder, where his Ford collided with a junction box.

The Ford continued westbound out of control for a short distance and came to rest within a drainage ditch.

The collision remains under investigation, and DUI is not suspected to be a factor at this time, a CHP news release stated.

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