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Avery Resident Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

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San Andreas, CA — 52 year old William Wells of Avery was killed in a single vehicle accident at approximately 8:30 Sunday evening in Alpine County.

Wells was returning home from a reported retirement party at Alpine Lake Resort on Hwy 4 in a 1981 Pontiac Firebird when he drifted off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck multiple trees and overturned down an embankement 10-12 feet below road level.

Wells was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

The overturned vehicle was first observed by a bicyclist at eight o´clock this morning.

This marks the ninth traffic related fatality of the year for the San Andreas based CHP office even though it occured in Alpine County.

Written by Bill Johnson


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