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Fatal Crash On Highway 12 In Calaveras County

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Update Oct 9 at 2:30 PM: The CHP has released the identities of two local people who perished Tuesday afternoon in a Highway 12 crash. According to San Andreas CHP Officer Toby Butzler. He says the two deceased are 51-year-old Kathleen Brewer and 59-year-old Lynn Dee Scott, both of Valley Springs.

Original Oct 8 at 4:49 PM: Calaveras County, CA — The CHP confirms that two people died this afternoon in a crash in the area of Lime Creek Road and Highway 12.

San Andreas CHP Officer Toby Butzler says a vehicle with two people inside struck a telephone pole. The pole fell to the ground and started a small fire. Both occupants inside sustained fatal injuries. AT&T has been notified of the situation. Lime Creek Road is expected to be closed for an extended period.