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Three Rivers man, 21, dies in solo car crash

A young man who died in a solo car accident on Highway 198 near Lake Kaweah has been identified as Timmy Smith Jr., 21, of Three Rivers, the Tulare County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

The accident happened about 11:50 p.m. Saturday on Highway 198 west of Horse Creek Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

He was by himself driving a 2008 Toyota Matrix west on the highway when for unknown reasons he steered to the right and hit a cautionary sign, the CHP said. He over corrected to the left and back to the right and the Toyota rolled over, throwing him from the car.

The collision is under investigation.

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