Apr 11, 2016 5:15 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
Butte County authorities have identified the man who was killed when he drove his car into a canal at the end of Grand Avenue as 20 year old Alejandro Ramirezof Oroville.
The CHP says Ramirez had recently been reported as a missing person to the Butte County Sheriff's Department.
Investigators say Ramirez was heading west on Grand Avenue at a high rate of speed, and that he continued past the end of the road ... crashing through a fence and a dirt berm before going airborne and landing in the waterway south of the Thermalito Diversion Dam.
It is not known when the crash occurred.
A maintenance worker with the Department of Water Resources noticed the fence damage Friday afternoon and called for help.
The sheriff's Dive Team helped retrieve the vehicle, and Ramirez was found dead inside. ###