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Driver killed when vehicle hits tree, fence in Rio Linda

A 49-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Rio Linda.

The crash was reported at 5:13 the 7300 block of West Sixth Street. Officer Chad Hertzell, CHP spokesman, said the vehicle hit a tree and went through a wire fence into a backyard. He said the driver, the only person in the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

Information regarding the circumstances that led to the crash were not available. Hertzell said he could not confirm a report that the driver might have been involved in a theft.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy