The teenage boy killed in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 162 in Covelo, California, has been identified by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, October 13th, they disclosed the victim’s name as Alexandro Pulido Sandoval, 17.
The car accident report showed that the Covelo resident’s car crashed into a fence and pole on Saturday, October 10th. The California Highway Patrol said the victim drove a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck at high speed on the highway.
Around 10:50 p.m., the vehicle went off the road for unknown reasons, colliding first with an iron fence and then the utility pole. The crash impact ejected Sandoval from the car, and he died at the scene. There is no additional information.
Traveling outside the legal or recommended speed limit is one of the leading causes of crash-related deaths in California. The state operates a Basic Speed Law that provides that a driver must never drive faster than it is safe for current conditions.
Regardless of the posted speed limit, drivers must consider the number and speed of other vehicles on the roadway. Consider whether the road surface is smooth, rough, graveled, wet, dry, wide, or narrow.
Check to see if bicyclists or pedestrians are walking on the road’s edge, and check the weather forecast to see if it would rain, snow, be dusty, or foggy. Most California highways’ speed limit is 65 miles per hour, but drivers can get to 70 mph if it is posted.
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