Turlock man who died in rollover crash into canal identified

A Turlock man who died after crashing into an irrigation canal last week has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office.

Dylan Linhares, 31, was driving a Chevrolet pickup east on Harding Avenue, approaching Moffett Road on Friday morning, when the vehicle traveled off the road and sideswiped a metal pole, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The impact sent the pickup in a northeast direction across the narrow levy road, onto the north shoulder, then down an embankment. It landed on its roof in about three feet of water in the canal, according to the CHP.

A passing motorist spotted the wreckage at about 8:45 a.m. but investigators believe the crash occurred before sunrise.

Linhares died at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to Facebook and LinkedIn, Linhares was a husband and father and worked as a cattle marketing agent at Farmers Livestock Market in Oakdale.