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A 63-year-old Lynnwood man died in a traffic collision Tuesday evening on Interstate 5 near Fort Tejon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 6:25 p.m. the Bakersfield Communications Center received a call for a traffic collision involving a Lincoln overturned on Interstate 5 southbound near the Grapevine Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.

According to CHP, the driver of the Lincoln moved the car abruptly to the right and it struck the left side of a Chevrolet pickup before colliding into an asphalt curb and chain link fence and then overturning. The driver of the Lincoln was ejected onto the road.

Alcohol and/or drugs appear to be a factor in the collision, CHP said.

The motorist’s identification is pending notification of next of kin.

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