Investigators are attempting to piece together the details of a solo vehicle collision that claimed the life of a Turlock man.
The deceased was identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as James Nix, 29, of Turlock.
The collision was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, but it’s unknown at what time the crash actually occurred.
The caller stated a 1997 Honda coupe was alongside Keyes Road, near Swanson Road with obvious signs of a collision.
The first CHP officer to arrive at the scene found the Honda had major collision damage and that Nix had died at the scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates Nix was driving the Honda westbound on Keyes Road at an unknown speed. For an unknown reason, Nix allowed the vehicle to drift to the left, crossing the eastbound lane and onto the south shoulder, where it collided with a concrete irrigation box.
Nix was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries.
“The CHP would like to remind everyone, seatbelts, when worn properly, have the ability to save your life when involved in a vehicle collision,” the CHP said in a news release.
It’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.