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CHP: Suspected DUI Driver Dies After Crashing Into Tree, Embankment In Calaveras County

CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) – A man suspected of being under the influence who crashed into a tree and embankment was ejected from his vehicle and died from his injuries in Calaveras County, the California Highway Patrol said.

San Andreas area CHP said the victim – Christopher Brabbin, 27, of West Point – went off the roadway as he approached a curve on Winton Road, just east of Lily Gap Road, after which the rear end of his vehicle struck a tree.

CHP said the vehicle then continued east on the shoulder of Winton Road and crashed into a dirt embankment, which caused the vehicle to roll over and eject Brabbin causing fatal injuries.

Investigators said drugs or alcohol appear to be factors.

No further details were released.

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