Chester man dies in single-car crash on Highway 32

Matthew Wing, 45, of Chester, lost his life in a single-car crash on Highway 32 about 7 a.m. this morning Friday, Sept. 16.

According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, Wing was driving his 1997 Toyota 4-Runner westbound on Highway 32 near mile post marker 8.74 when for unknown reasons he allowed the Toyota to cross the double yellow line, cross the eastbound lane, travel off the south shoulder and collide with a tree.

Wing sustained major injuries from the collision, and despite the best efforts of first responders, he succumbed at the scene.

The CHP reported it does not appear Wing was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this accident. The collision remains under investigation.