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Sebastopol man killed in Jenner crash is 5th to die on Sonoma County roads in 2 days

A Sebastopol man died early Sunday when he apparently lost control of his pickup while speeding on Highway 116 near Jenner, the CHP said.

He was the fifth person since Friday to die in a crash in Sonoma County.

The man's name wasn't released Sunday as investigators were trying to contact relatives, a Sonoma County sheriff's official said.

Camp Meeker Vehicle Accident

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The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. as the man was driving west on Highway 116, about a half mile east of Highway 1, CHP Sgt. David Derczo said.

The driver apparently was speeding and lost control of his 2004 Toyota Tacoma on a right curve, the CHP said.

The pickup traveled off of the south edge of Highway 116, hitting a guard rail and a pole.

The impact flipped the truck onto its left side and sent it sliding back across the highway into a dirt embankment, Derczo said.

The man, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected and was declared dead at the scene.

Emergency crews were called to the crash at 1:16 a.m.

His death came in the fourth fatal crash since Friday morning.


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