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Fatal crash in Laytonville leaves driver dead

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A Laytonville man was killed after being thrown from his car early Sunday morning on Highway 101 in Mendocino County, the CHP reported.

The 32-year-old man was traveling north on the highway in a Chevrolet Tahoe at speeds that were believed to be higher than what was safe, CHP said in statement. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. near Woodruff Road. The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the crash site, CHP said.

The Tahoe overturned after the driver missed a curve and drove off the east shoulder of the road, officers said. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville Fire Department and the Gaberville and Laytonville CHP responded to the crash.

CHP said officers are still investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved, and the man’s name is not being released until the family is notified.

You can reach Staff Writer Alexandria Bordas at 707-521-5337 or alexandria.bordas@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @CrossingBordas.

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