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Highway 50 Single-Vehicle Fatal Accident Claims One Life

A single-vehicle fatal accident occurred near Placerville on May 3 when a compact car left the roadway and became engulfed in flames. According to the County Fire Protection District, the accident happened along Highway 50 eastbound close to Newtown Road around midnight. When the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a deceased occupant in the vehicle. California Highway Patrol officers were present at the scene.

Vehicle Collides With Motorcycle Along Highway 50

A motorcycle fatality accident occurred around 6:47 p.m. on Highway 50 eastbound close to Broadway Drive in Placerville. The Placerville Police Department said that Lori Hooper, age 60 and a Pollock Pines resident, was a passenger on the motorcycle when it crashed. She died in the collision, while the person steering the motorcycle suffered major injuries in the crash and was transported to a hospital. 

Driver Loses Control of Vehicle on Omo Ranch Road

A 17-year-old Somerset teen was placed under arrest for suspicion of drunk driving after a fatal crash near Somerset recently, which killed a passenger in her vehicle. The accident, which occurred along Omo Ranch Road westbound close to Mt. Aukum Road around 5:00 p.m., happened when the teenage driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle. The Mercury Grand Marquis she was driving then crashed into some trees and a pond. According to the Placerville office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), although the driver managed to free herself, the passenger was trapped inside, and a passerby assisted in getting her out of the car and pond. 

Accident Along Carson Road Causes Pedestrian Fatality

A pedestrian fatality occurred near Camino in El Dorado County on February 8 after a hit-and-run driver struck a minor. The driver has since turned himself in to authorities and was identified as a resident of Pollock Pines, age 23. He is currently at the El Dorado County Jail, facing charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Pedestrian Fatality Caused by Hit-and-Run Driver

Authorities made an arrest in a fatal accident near Placerville on February 8. They initially reported the accident along Carson Road between Barkley Road and the El Dorado Freeway around 5:00 p.m. when a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) described the fleeing vehicle as a Honda SUV, which authorities were following through the area of Apple Hill. By 8:00 p.m., the police had located the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The names of the pedestrian and hit-and-run driver have not yet been released to the public. 

Accident on Georgetown Road Occurs When Vehicle Leaves Roadway

A traffic fatality was reported in El Dorado County north of Placerville on December 27 in a single-vehicle accident. A report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that a single vehicle had gone off the roadway in the snow along Georgetown Road just north of Shoemaker Road around 7:41 p.m. near Georgetown. The driver inside was reported as a fatality. However, no additional information was provided. The CHP is investigating to determine how the traffic fatality occurred. The name of the deceased will not be released until the family has been notified by the El Dorado County Coroner. 

Two Individuals Fatally Injured in Placerville Auto Accident

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, two people tragically passed away after suffering injuries during a Placerville rollover accident. The decedents have been identified as a 47-year-old Sacramento man, Michael W. Cranfill II, and 57-year-old Carmichael man, James M. Biggane. The two were reportedly both occupants of the same vehicle, and California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that no other cars or people were involved in this terrible accident.

Placerville Resident Suffers Fatal Trauma in Pedestrian Crash

On Friday, December 18, 2020, a Placerville resident suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a local highway. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that the crash occurred early at night and involved a single vehicle in addition to the pedestrian. El Dorado County officials have since identified the decedent as 57-year-old James Leon Covington. In addition to Covington, one other individual reportedly suffered injuries during the collision.

Elderly Woman Identified After Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident in Placerville

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, officials of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department identified the decedent of a recent vehicle accident as 78-year-old Placerville resident, Carol Dirske. Dirske was reportedly fatally injured during a collision that took place in the afternoon on Thursday, June 4, 2020. According to reports from the Placerville Police Department (PPD), the cause of this accident is still being investigated.

Placerville Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A Placerville man tragically lost his life during a rural motorcycle crash on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Douglas J. Mann. Reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the exact time of the accident is not known and that only one vehicle was involved. The cause of this terrible accident remains under investigation at this time.

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