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Mountain Ranch, CA — One person has died after a morning crash in the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County.

The CHP remains on the scene, with officers surveying the area to determine exactly what happened. The collision happened around 6:45 a.m. on the 6200 block of Quartz Mine Road, between Swiss Ranch Road and Banner Road. The CHP reports that an SUV smashed into a tree, causing major damage to the front end of the vehicle. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are directing traffic and a tow crew is awaiting the wrap-up of the investigation to then remove the wreckage, which the CHP says will be within the hour.