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Driver Killed After Car Veers Off Highway 101 In Cloverdale, Hitting Tree

CLOVERDALE (CBS SF) -- The driver of a vehicle traveling along U.S. Highway 101 in Cloverdale was killed after losing control of the vehicle and hitting a tree, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

The crash happened Monday at about 5:30 p.m. south of Cloverdale Blvd. The CHP and Cloverdale Fire Department units arrived and found a Toyota Camry with major damage and a man dead inside the car.

According to the CHP, a preliminary investigation showed the 31-year-old driver from Santa Rosa was headed northbound on 101 when he veered off the roadway to the right side and collided with a tree.

The victim's identity was being withheld pending family notification.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or any events leading up to it was asked to call the Santa Rosa CHP Office at (707)588-1400.

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