Update: Deadly Crash On HWY 108/120 Slows Traffic
Update at 10:45 a.m.: The CHP reports that a vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Highway 108/120 near the Tulloch Dam Road intersection, between Knights Ferry and Keystone in Tuolumne County, has been removed by tow crews. Traffic is moving freely once again on the highway. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of the family. Further details on the deadly collision can be viewed below.
Original post at 8:35 a.m.: Keystone, CA — First responders are on the scene of a fatal solo vehicle collision on Highway 108/120 near the Tulloch Dam Road intersection, between Knights Ferry and Keystone in Tuolumne County.
The CHP reports the vehicle went off the westbound side of the highway and down an embankment. They detailed that the left front tire was ripped off the vehicle. Emergency crews tried to free one person who was pinned inside the vehicle. Unfortunately, they succumbed to their injuries before being freed and were pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has been called to the scene.
A tow truck is heading to the scene to remove the vehicle, but it is unclear how long that could take. Traffic is slow in the westbound lanes as there is plenty of activity on the shoulder due to first responders and their equipment. Motorists are asked to slow down and follow the CHP officers directing traffic. The crash happened around 7:45 a.m.