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      Deadly Crash On Highway 168 Near Auberry

      California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a deadly crash in the foothills near Auberry.

      Officers say around midnight, a Fresno County sheriff's deputy was driving in the area of Highway 168 and Auberry Road when he saw a person on the road.

      The man told deputy he had just gotten in a crash.

      CHP officers say the Bay Area man was driving westbound on 168 when he went off the road and hit a tree.

      Officers say the passenger, a man from Fresno, died at the scene.

      Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash.

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