It happened at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning on Road 28 1/2, near Avenue 13 1/2 in Madera County. The CHP says the driver was headed south on Road 28 1/2 when he lost control and hit a tree.
A passenger in the car was killed, the driver is in serious condition at a Fresno hospital.
"It was clear, there weren't any factors that would indicate there was any roadway defect or anything like that," said Kevin Hickman, CHP.
The CHP said the men left work before the accident, they believe alcohol was not a factor in the accident.