CHICO, Calif. - CHP officers said an 80-year-old man was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene of a collision on Meridian Road in Chico Sunday morning.
It happened on Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. when a CHP officer responded to the report of a rollover traffic collision involving two vehicles on Meridian Road north of Kilkare Lane in Chico, CHP said in a press release.
Officers say an 80-year-old man was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound on Meridian Road when he attempted to pass a 2020 Toyota Tundra. When for unknown reasons, the 80-year-old hit the back of the Toyota Tundra while trying to pass and overturned as a result.
While his vehicle was overturning, the 80-year-old was ejected from his vehicle because he was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed, CHP said.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. CHP says they are still working to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.
The identity of the 80-year-old man is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.