One man died early Friday when he lost control of his car near Kingsburg along Highway 99, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The driver was southbound when his 1994 Toyota Camry left the roadway, struck a light pole, ran into oleander bushes and caught fire at the Mendocino Avenue off-ramp.
There were no other passengers in the car. The crash was reported at 12:58 a.m.
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