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C.H.P. Identifies Friday Hwy 49 Fatality

Sonora, CA — The C.H.P. has positively identified 76 year old Sharlee Weston of Sonora as the deceased in that Friday evening single vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 49 near Shaws Flat Rd.

Officer Mike Remmel adds that Weston was westbound during the nine o’clock hour when she hit a deer and subsequently lost control of her vehicle. Weston was declared dead at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was not wearing her seat belt.

This marks the first traffic related fatality of the new year in Tuolumne County. The final total for 2009 was 20 fatalities. 13 people were killed in traffic related accidents in Calaveras County last year.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com