The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a report of a fatal crash Saturday along Panoche Road, west of southbound Interstate 5. They found a Tesla overturned in a ditch and located a deceased person, later identified as Chris Liang.
The 21-year-old has been reported missing since Monday, Feb. 28 after going on an impulsive road trip from San Francisco to Irvine, his brother wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted.
Liang was driving a rented 2020 Tesla Model 3, which was last located at a charging station in Firebaugh of Fresno County, off of southbound I-5.
CHP says the crash happened sometime between Monday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 5.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fresno County Sheriff at (209) 826-3811.
Many have you been asking about Chris Liang. The young SF college student who went missing driving to SoCal.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) March 7, 2022
Irvine Police got back to us today & said a matching Tesla was found yesterday, overturned off a cliff on Panoche Rd. west of I-5. A deceased person was inside. pic.twitter.com/VzFvNCkpe8
UPDATE: The Fresno County Sheriff's Office confirms to us the deceased victim is positively ID'd as 21-year old Chris Liang of San Francisco. #RIP— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) March 7, 2022