Chester man dies in single vehicle accident

The California Highway Patrol reports that a Chester man died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident today

Matthew Wing, 45, of Chester, was driving his 1997 Toyota 4-Runner westbound on State Route 32 just before 7 a.m. this morning, Sept. 16 , near mile post mark 8.74.

According to the California Highway Patrol, for unknown reasons, Wing allowed the Toyota to cross over the double yellow lines, across the eastbound lane, off of the south shoulder of the road and collided with a tree. Wing sustained major injuries from the collision. Despite the best efforts of first responders, Wing succumbed at the scene.

It does not appear Wing was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision, which is still under investigation.