A Guadalupe man was killed Tuesday near Avila Beach after his car veered off Highway 101 and collided with a large oak tree. 

Just after 9:35 a.m., Arturo Estrada-Aguilera Jr., 44, was driving north on the left-hand lane of Highway 101 when he abruptly crossed both lanes, left the roadway and hit a large oak tree head-on near the Avila Beach Drive off-ramp, according to CHP spokesman Michael Poelking. He was traveling 70 to 75 mph.

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Estrada-Aguilera, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed in the crash, Poelking said. 

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Razi Syed covers city government for the Santa Maria Times. He is a graduate of Fresno State University and New York University.