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Man dies in crash one hour after 21st birthday

Photo from the crash. (Courtesy: KRCR)

A 21-year-old died in a crash just one hour after his birthday.

It happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. Thursday on Highway 99 East in Red Bluff.

According to our sister station, KRCR, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) says a 21-year-old was driving a Dodge truck southbound when he veered off the road, over-corrected and crashed into a walnut tree.

The vehicle rolled over and was found upside down on the shoulder. The 21-year-old died in the crash.

Caltrans and CHP units responded to the scene.

CHP is investigating alcohol as a factor after officers say beer cans were found inside the truck and throughout the scene.

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