Fatal Accident off of Hwy 36 Last Night
A fatal rollover accident occurred about 2:27 a.m. not far from Hwy 36, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson. A 1988 Toyota pickup was traveling on Mad River Rock Road when for unknown reasons the driver “drifted onto the north edge of the road.” The vehicle rolled over ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt. It went over a steep embankment coming to rest on its right side next to Hwy 36.
The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two passengers who were wearing safety belts suffered head injuries and lacerations. “Alcohol and not using a safety belt” appears to be a factor in the accident.
The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.