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Update: Highway 12 Reopened After Fatal Crash In Calaveras County

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Update at 2:10 p.m.: The CHP is reporting that a 74-year-old woman from Stockton is the victim involved in a motorcycle versus vehicle fatal crash on the 1970 block of Highway 12 off Highway 49 near San Andreas. Her name is not being released pending notification of family, according to Officer Toby Butzler. He gives further details that a pickup towing a horse trailer was stopped in the eastbound lane to make a left turn into a driveway. Butzler continues, “An approaching motorcyclist,  for whatever reason failed to see it stopped, then  attempted to stop and clipped the rear of the trailer. The rider was ejected from the bike onto the roadway. Despite actions on scene by paramedics, they were unable to revive the motorcycle rider.”

No other injuries were reported in the crash. Highway 12 was shut down for an hour and a half while officers diverted traffic along Highway 49 to 26 through Mokelumne Hill.

Update at 12:50 p.m.: Sadly, the CHP is reporting that one person has died in a motorcycle versus vehicle crash on the 1970 block of Highway 12 in the San Andreas area near Highway 49.

CHP spokesperson Toby Butzler with the latest, “Officers responded and the roadway is completely blocked when they arrived on scene. Unfortunately, it appears one party involved in the collision did pass away, so it is a fatality collision. Not a lot of details yet other than the roadway is blocked and it will be blocked for at least one more hour.”

Officers are diverting traffic along Highway 49 to Highway 26 through Mokelumne Hill, according to Butzler.

Update at 12:35 p.m.: An air ambulance has been called to the scene of a motorcycle versus vehicle crash on Highway 12 near Highway 49 in the San Andreas area where traffic is being diverted through Mokelumne Hill on Highway 49 to Highway 26. Further wreck details are below.

Original post at 12:25 p.m.: San Andreas, CA — Emergency responders are heading to a crash on Highway 12 near Highway 49 in Calaveras County.

The CHP reports the wreckage is blocking the roadway. Officers will be diverting traffic along Highway 49 to Highway 26 through Mokelumne Hill, according to the CHP. There is no word on injuries. Motorists in the area you will want to slow down and use caution or find an alternate route. We will bring you more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.

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