A single vehicle accident on West Liberty Road at Farris Road resulted in the death of 23-year-old Eric Donnard of Gridley on Tuesday.

A single vehicle accident on West Liberty Road at Farris Road resulted in the death of 23-year-old Eric Donnard of Gridley on Tuesday.

It is believed that Donnard was  traveling at a high rate of speed east on West Liberty Road when his Ford Mustang left the roadway and came to rest in a rice field. Donnard was ejected from the vehicle that rolled numerous times sustaining major damage.

The Butte County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident that was reported just before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning but thought to have occurred around 1 a.m., according to neighbors who told CHP officers they heard the crash.