The California Highway Patrol said it received reports of a crashed car in the back canal near Church and St. Valentine’s Avenue late Saturday night.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to the scene and when they arrived they found a corpse floating in the water about half a mile away from the vehicle.
The man was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he died. His name has not been made public.
The CHP said investigators believe he was coming out of the passenger seat when he slipped into the water.
The crash is still under investigation.
Editor’s note: Initial information provided by law enforcement authorities stated that the person found dead was the driver of the vehicle. Authorities have since updated the information and history has changed to reflect these updates.
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