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      1 dead in crash south of Bakersfield

      {A href="http://search.bakersfieldnow.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=Bakersfield"}BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Police are still investigating the cause of a crash that killed one man after his pickup left the roadway and hit a tree on South Union Avenue near the Shafter Road intersection Friday afternoon.

      The California Highway Patrol said the man was driving northbound on South Union at around 3:10 p.m. Friday. He was traveling in excess of 100 mph when his 2008 Ford F-150 left the road for an unknown reason and slammed into a tree.

      The truck was immediately engulfed in flames and the driver was killed on impact.

      No other information was immediately available.
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