Galt resident Dale Gene Jackson, 39, died in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 88 near Disch Road on Thursday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He was traveling eastbound on the highway at an unknown rate of speed around 11:20 p.m. when the accident took place, police said. Jackson's identity was released to the public by the San Joaquin Sheriff's Department after his relatives were notified.
Jackson collided with a walnut tree after driving off the north side of the road while attempting to pass another vehicle, according to a CHP press release. The victim was declared dead on the scene, police said.
Police believe alcohol is a factor in the accident.
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