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Wednesday, Nov 12 2008 02:25 PM

Ridgecrest man killed in wreck

By The Bakersfield Californian

A Ridgecrest man died after his pickup truck overturned several times Tuesday evening in San Bernardino County.

James Bruchert, 41, was driving north on Highway 395 in the area of Trona Road when he lost control while turning through a curve and overturned, California Highway Patrol officers said. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the pickup.

Bruchert died at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, officers said.

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