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Jun 24, 2013 9:05 AM by abyers@kristv.com

Taft Man Killed In Late Night Car Crash

TAFT -- A man is dead following a late night car crash in the Taft area.

A car was traveling north on County Road 81 near Highway 188, and it lost control.

The car hit a concrete barrier under an overpass, and was stuck for a couple of hours.

The "Jaws of Life" were used to get the man's body out of his vehicle.

The driver died at the scene. State troopers say he lived down the road from the crash site.

Traffic was backed up for a while because halo flight was called in.

State troopers believe speed and alcohol could have been factors in the crash.

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