Olivehurst man dies in Yuba County crash

Apr. 29—The California Highway Patrol stated a 44-year-old Olivehurst man died after his car left the roadway and crashed right into a canal alongside State Route 70 on Sunday night time in Yuba County.

According to officers, a name was obtained at about 11:48 p.m. concerning a solo car crash on southbound SR-70, south of Feather River Boulevard. Once on the scene, emergency personnel decided that the Olivehurst man, who was the one individual in the car, had died.

On Monday, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department recognized the man as Keith Barngrover.

Witnesses instructed investigators that the crash, which occurred round 11:46 p.m., occurred after the Barngrover’s car “drifted off of the roadway to the right, traveled through a barbed wire fence, and collided into a canal,” based on an accident report.

Officials stated Barngrover was not carrying his seatbelt and the reason for the collision continues to be beneath investigation.

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