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Sutter County man dies when car runs over tent

A 36-year-old Sutter County man died Thursday morning when a vehicle ran over the tent in which he was lying, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP responded about 11:44 a.m. to the scene on Franklin Road, west of Acacia Avenue, south of the community of Sutter. A 2004 Mustang driven by 29-year-old Sutter woman lunged forward over the tent, according to a CHP news release. The man inside the tent was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 9-year-old boy was a passenger in the vehicle.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash, the CHP reported. The driver was not arrested, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Yuba Sutter CHP office at 530-674-5141.