A Coalinga man was identified as the victim of an early morning crash today.

According to the The Fresno Bee, 26 year old Richard Avila died in a solo car crash this morning when he lost control of his 1991 Toyota.

Reports from the Highway Patrol state the rollover crash took place around 7:00 a.m. on March 22, 2021 on Highway 198, west of Interstate 5. He was driving west bound at around 55 mph when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.

It is unclear what made Avila lose control of the vehicle and turn over.

Avila was an employee at Harris Ranch and no further details are being released at this time.

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