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Man dies in crash after colliding with tree above the Kern River

Posted at 8:24 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 11:24:35-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man died on Saturday night after his vehicle veered off of Highway 178.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened just after 7 p.m. Saturday along the 178.

The car hit a guardrail, went down a mountain and eventually collided into a tree above the Kern River.

A man's body was found near the scene and he was pronounced dead shortly after.