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Man dies in fiery Long Beach car accident

A man died Sunday in a fiery crash in Long Beach after his car slammed into a tree,  police said.

The unidentified driver was traveling eastbound through the Spring Street tunnel when he lost control of his Hyundai Sonata around 1:30 a.m. and veered onto the center median, colliding with a tree as he exited the underpass, Long Beach police said.

The driver was the only passenger in the car.

The vehicle immediately caught fire, and the driver died at the scene. His identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.

No other cars were involved in the accident.


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