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Sunday, Dec 30 2012 06:00 PM

Driver leaves highway, hits tree and dies

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A Bakersfield man driving on northbound Highway 99 struck a tree and died at the scene.

Ivy Vance Whitmire, 66, was on the highway north of the White Lane on-ramp at 11:48 a.m. Sunday when he left the highway and hit a tree, according to a news release from the coroner's section of the Kern County Sheriff's Department.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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