Fatal crash in on Highway 99 north of Madera

FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- CHP officers are investigating a deadly crash on Highway 99 in Madera County.

Investigators say a man lost control and rolled his car into a field around 5 a.m. Tuesday just north of Avenue 18 1/2. Witnesses say, prior to the crash, the driver was speeding and weaving through traffic erratically. They say the car hit the shoulder and rolled several times.

Investigators say the man who was killed may have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

"Due to the fact that the driver was deceased, we're not able to confirm at this time, but there is a suspicion that alcohol was involved," said Sgt. Lincoln McKenna, CHP.

Investigators say the victim is a 25-year-old man from Turlock.

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The CHP says they are working a fatal crash on Highway 99 at Road 18 1/2 in Madera County.

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