An 18-year-old motorist died after striking a pole on a rural Sacramento County road, said Officer Michael Bradley, a California Highway Patrol spokesman.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Brandon Maldonado of Sloughhouse.
The crash happened on eastbound Dillard Road, just west of Meiss Road, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident information page.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District received word of the crash at 11:48 a.m., said Capt. Chris Vestal, a district spokesman.