Man killed when car drifts off Fair Oaks Boulevard into pole

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A driver died of injuries suffered early Tuesday morning when his car struck a power pole in Carmichael.

The still-unidentified motorist was heading westbound on Fair Oaks Boulevard between California and Manzanita avenues around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday when his car drifted off the roadway and hit the pole, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The weight of the damaged power pole compressed the roof of the car, fatally injuring the driver.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews