FAIRFIELD — Witnesses said a Fairfield man in Sunday’s fatal accident on Interstate 80 was driving more than 100 mph before the crash, local authorities report.
Lavon Whitworth, 27, of Fairfield, was identified Monday as the victim of a crash at 8 a.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 80, just east of Air Base Parkway, according to the Solano County Coroner’s Office.
The Lexus that Whitworth was driving left the interstate and hit a tree off the shoulder. Emergency crews responded and found the vehicle on the driver’s side while pinned against the tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A tow truck pulled the car from the tree and Fairfield Fire Department crews had to use extrication tools to gain access to the interior of the car, according to a CHP report.
Whitworth was the only person in the car and died at the scene, reports said. It was unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash until toxicology tests take place.
Numerous witnesses arrived at the scene of the accident to say they saw the driver traveling between 100 to 120 mph before the crash, reports said.
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