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Car crashes into pistachio trees, killing driver near Madera Ranchos

A 29-year-old Madera man died after he drove off the road and his car crashed into pistachio trees Saturday night outside Madera.

At 9:10 p.m., officers responded to Road 38 south of Avenue 12. A 2017 Kia headed north on Road 38 crossed through the southbound lane and crashed into the trees, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Rafael Rivera said.

The crash remained under investigation, but the car appeared to have been traveling at a high speed, Rivera said.

The driver was not immediately identified.

Chueyee Yang: 559-441-6447, @chueyee15

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