CHP officers are investigating a fatal crash on Highway 29 south of Yountville.

The 11:11 a.m. crash killed a 60‑year‑old Napa man after he was thrown from his 2006 Jeep near the Veterans Home of California, Napa County CHP said Tuesday. The driver had been speeding northbound when the Jeep left the roadway, ran down into a drainage ditch and then hit a fence, tree and power pole, CHP said.

The Jeep overturned, throwing the driver, who wasn’t belted, according to CHP. He died in the impact.

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