The CHP on Thursday evening was investigating a fatal vehicle accident in the Petaluma area.

The CHP responded to the solo-vehicle crash involving a pickup at 5:46 p.m. in the vicinity of Bodega Avenue and Skillman Lane, according to the CHP website.

A spokesman said the victim was a male, whose age was unknown.

The official said the pickup reportedly sheared off a power pole before landing in a ditch.