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CHP: Flat tire led to a fatal accident on Hwy 58

Highway 58 Car Fire
Posted at 5:18 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:31:22-04

The California Highway Patrol said a flat tire was the cause of a deadly crash off Highway 58 near Bena Road just after 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

The CHP said a car on the 58 got a flat tire leading to sparks coming from an exposed rim. The driver lost control of the car and it went off the road overturning in a field.

The car caught fire burning about a half-acre in the area.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.