Update | Fatal Crash on State Route 16 and Long Gate Road in Amador County

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May 23, 2023
Edward Smith

Fatal Crash on SR-16 in Amador County

The California Highway Patrol reported a recent fatal crash on SR-16 in Amador County. The traffic collision occurred outside of Plymouth on State Route 16 and Long Gate Road.

Details on the Fatal Crash on SR-16 in Amador County

CHP traffic officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 close to Plymouth in Amador County. Officials indicated that a total of two motorists were involved in the car accident. One man was injured, and an 81-year-old woman from Jackson suffered fatal injuries in the crash on SR-16 in Amador County. Additional information on the incident was unavailable due to an ongoing investigation.

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