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Information Released On Fatal Highway 120 crash

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Groveland, CA–Information has been released in regards to a fatal traffic collision that took place on August 8th on Priest Coulterville Road south of Highway 120. At close to 2:20 pm a 56-year-old man from Big Oaks Flat was driving his 2013 Chevy Equinox northbound at a high rate of speed. The driver allowed his vehicle to travel to the left, across the southbound lane, and off the roadway where it crashed into a hillside. After striking the hillside, the vehicle rolled over and came to a rest on its roof.

The driver sadly succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash. The investigation determined the driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor. The crash is currently under investigation and the identity of the driver is being withheld pending family notification.