Folsom/El Dorado News

Driver killed after striking tree in Folsom, police say

Folsom police say a male driver was killed after his vehicle crashed into a tree Friday morning.

Nearby residents reported the crash in the area of Sibley and Bidwell streets just after 7 a.m. and said they believed the driver had died, the Folsom Police Department said in a news release.

Police arrived at the scene and confirmed the victim was deceased. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to the news release.

Identification of the victim will be released by the coroner’s office pending notification of family.

Police remained at the scene to investigate the fatal incident.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.