An autopsy is pending for a 68-year-old motorist who died several hours after his vehicle drifted back and forth along Highway 58 before rolling to a stop Wednesday morning.

Laurence Hawk, of Walker Basin, died at Kern Medical Center at 12:37 p.m., according to a coroner's office news release. The traffic incident happened 9:38 a.m. on westbound Highway 58, about a mile east of General Beale Road.

- The Californian