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Update: Fatal Crash In East Sonora

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Update at 11:55 a.m.: East Sonora, CA —  Sadly, this solo-vehicle crash in East Sonora is now fatal.

It occurred in the eleven o’clock hour on Phoenix Lake Road at the north Hess Avenue intersection. The CHP reports that a Toyota Corolla went off the roadway and plunged 300-feet down a ravine. The car remained upright on its wheels, but the driver remained inside the vehicle.

The CHP details that when officers reached the vehicle the driver not breathing. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased name is not being released pending notification of the family.

Original post at 11:30 a.m.: A solo vehicle crash on Phoenix Lake Road at the north Hess Avenue intersection has traffic backed up in the East Sonora area.

The CHP reports that the vehicle went off the roadway and down a ravine. There is no word on injuries but an ambulance has been called to the scene. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.