Car fire on Highway 58 leaves one man dead

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CHP and Kern County Fire are responding to a car accident on Highway 58 near the Oswell off-ramp where one person has died.

According to CHP, just before 4:30 a.m. officers responded to solo vehicle accident with a single male occupant.

When crews arrived on scene a man was found deceased inside the vehicle after it caught fire.

CHP says the driver entered Westbound Highway 58 at Fairfax Road where the on-ramp is currently closed.

The driver continued on the closed portion of Highway 58 where he struck a curb and immediately the vehicle burst into flames.

Traffic is not affected.

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