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Man dies after truck hits almond trees in Buttonwillow

Posted at 7:48 AM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 13:15:34-04

BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. (KERO) — A 68-year-old man died after his truck hit almond trees at about 2:05 p.m. Sunday on Wildwood Road south of Sherwood Avenue in Buttonwillow, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was driving a 2001 Ford F-250 northbound on Wildwood Road south of Sherwood Avenue and left the roadway and hit an almond tree and came to a stop after hitting a second almond tree, according to CHP. The man was declared dead at the scene, CHP said.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash. The driver possibly suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, according to CHP.