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29-year-old Aromas resident dies in crash involving tractor trailer

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SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 6/22/2020 4 p.m. A 29-year-old man from Aromas has died as a result of a crash involving a tractor trailer.

According tho the California Highway Patrol, the man was driving a 2018 Honda Civic west on SR 129 west of Highway 101. At the same time, a 45-year-old Vacaville man was driving a Peterbilt tractor trailer heading east.

For an unknown reason, the CHP said the victim's vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and entered the eastbound lane of traffic.

As a result, the victim crashed head-on into the front of the tractor trailer.

The CHP does not believe alcohol or drugs are a factor, but the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Kline at 408-848-2324.

PREVIOUS STORY: The California Highway Patrol confirms that officers are responding to a fatal crash.

The CHP said the crash happened on SR 129 in the River Oaks area. KION's crew heading to the scene says SR 129 is closed starting at Highway 101.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for updates.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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