Driver ejected from vehicle, overturned truck in fatal collision on Highway 49 | Calaveras County’s Most Trusted Source of Information

A fatal traffic accident occurred early Friday, July 1, when an unnamed driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was ejected from the vehicle, which had left the road and rolled over “an unknown number of times” , according to a CHP press release. .

At approximately 6:27 a.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call about a traffic accident and a vehicle on an embankment on Highway 49, south of Redhill Rd near Carson Hill. Upon arrival, first responders located the truck, which had rolled over but landed on its wheels approximately 150 feet from the embankment.

According to CHP, a preliminary investigation determined that the driver, the vehicle’s sole occupant, “did not follow a curve in the roadway” as he headed south on Highway 49, causing the vehicle to swerve the vehicle off the road. The press release states that “when it rolled over, the unrestrained driver was ejected.” The driver succumbed to fatal injuries.

The exact time of the accident is unknown, “due to the darkness and the location of the vehicle”. It is also not known whether it is drugs or alcohol, and the driver’s name is withheld pending notification of next of kin. No further information is available at this time.