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California man, 79, dies in wrong way crash on I-20 in Mitchell County

MITCHELL, County - A 79-year-old California man was killed Thursday in a crash on Interstate 20 in Mitchell County.

The accident happened about five miles west of Westbrook.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Robert Beaufort Case of Homeland, Calif., was driving the wrong way in the westbound lane of the interstate when his car was struck head-on by an 18-wheeler traveling west.

Case died at the scene. The truck driver was treated and released from Mitchell County Hospital.


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