FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Merced man is dead after authorities say he crashed an ATV into a truck. It happened along the canal bank behind Drake Avenue south of Santa Fe Road in Merced County just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The California Highway Patrol says the 37-year-old victim was driving the ATV at an unknown speed when he collided with the front tire of a Franklin County Water District truck that was going about 5 miles per hour.
The ATV driver was ejected and later died at the hospital. It's not known yet if drugs or alcohol were involved.
Merced County ATV crash leaves man dead