A 63-year-old man was killed last night when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree on U.S. Highway 101 near Benbow.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man — whose identity isn’t being released until his family can be notified of his death — was traveling southbound shortly before 9 p.m. when for unknown reasons he allowed his 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer to drift off the roadway and into a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation and it is currently unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor, according to CHP. See the full press release below:
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