At least one dead in car wreck in the Bluffs-UPDATED
UPDATED: The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is investigating the circumstances of a single vehicle, roll-over traffic collision resulting in the death of a 30 year old resident of Summerland, Calif. On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Police were notified of a vehicle was off the roadway in the vicinity of La Verne and Fir Streets in the Bluffs area of Mammoth Lakes. Officers located a Toyota Tacoma on its side approximately 100 feet down an embankment. Due to the steepness of the terrain, deep snow, and near-whiteout conditions, the Fire Department was called. Officers and Paramedics discovered the deceased body of Kevin Scott Green under the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the traffic collision and Green’s activities before the crash. The last time he was seen alive was late Saturday evening.It is speculated that sometime late Saturday or early Sunday, during heavy snow conditions, he missed the 90 degree turn and drove off the roadway. At the time his body was discovered, it appeared that he’d been deceased for many hours.
Anyone with information on the activities of Green or the circumstances of the traffic collision should contact Detective Doug Hornbeck at (760) 934-2011 ext. 17. –MLPD Press release
On Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, a single vehicle slid off the road in the Bluffs and flipped near La Verne and Pine streets, according to Sergeant John Mair of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. As of Tuesday afternoon, Mair could confirm one fatality from the wreck. He could not however, identify the deceased because crews were still working on getting to the body. Mair added that avalanche rescue units and search dogs had been called to the scene in order to probe for other potential victims that may have been ejected from the vehicle during the crash and could have been buried in the heavy snowfall. Keep watching thesheetnews.com for more information as it becomes available.