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Atwater man, 84, killed in Highway 99 crash

An Atwater man has died after a single-vehicle rollover accident on Highway 99 just before noon on Friday. William Marts, 84, was killed when a vehicle being driven by his wife, Ida Marts, 81, crossed into the opposite lanes of traffic and overturned. William Marts, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Luis Lara.

Lara said that the car drifted to the left while traveling south on Highway 99 near Arboleda Drive . After Ida Marts overcorrected twice, the vehicle crossed into the center median and into the opposite lanes of traffic. No other vehicles were involved. She was not speeding, Lara said. Ida Marts sustained minor injuries.



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