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Driver dies after crash south of Kerman

A 57-year-old Coalinga man died Wednesday evening after a solo-vehicle crash on Highway 145 south of Kerman, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The man’s identity was not immediately released.

 The CHP said the driver of the 1990 Toyota 4Runner was southbound on 145 south of Manning Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Witnesses reported he veered to the right off the road and overcorrected. The SUV overturned several times.

The driver was partially ejected out the driver’s side window. He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

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