A possible drunk driver died Saturday morning when he drove off Elm Ave. and into a jalapeno field near Kamm Ave., just south of Caruthers.
CHP officers say the Riverdale man lost control and flipped into the field sometime between 2 and 3 a.m., but nobody noticed until almost 5 a.m. when a witness on his way to work reported a fire in the field.
The pickup had burst into flames and officers found 28-year-old Jesus Rodriguez ejected from the pickup into the crops.
Caruthers Towing shared photos from the scene showing the damage to the pickup.
Firefighters searched the field for a possible second victim, but they didn't find anyone else.
CHP officers say Rodriguez wasn't wearing his seat belt and they suspect he'd been driving drunk.
Suspected drunk driver crashes into Caruthers jalapeno field and dies
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