Fatal traffic collision in Mammoth Lakes

MLPD press release

Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Main Street at Mountain Boulevard at approximately 8:54 pm.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. When the driver of the vehicle stopped to assist, a second vehicle was also involved with a second collision.

This second vehicle fled the scene and was described as a dark SUV, unknown make or model. Alcohol was not a factor for the driver of the first vehicle. Despite receiving first aid and lifesaving measures, the pedestrian succumbed to the injuries received from the impact. Identity of the deceased will be released after notification of next-of-kin.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is continuing their investigation and are attempting to locate this second vehicle. Additional assistance was provided by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Cal-Trans, and Bluesapalooza security staff.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about the collision is asked to contact the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 965-3700.

 

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One Response to Fatal traffic collision in Mammoth Lakes

  1. sugarmags August 8, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    Such a sad thing. 8:54…would’ve been almost dark, sun might’ve been in the drivers eyes as they headed west. I have to guess that Gary was walking on the south side of the road from the venue and attempted to cross main street to get to Mountain to continue his walk home to pinecrest st. I know he wouldn’t walk in the lane and the shoulder is plenty big enough there.
    Drivers don’t seem to realize that a crosswalk exists at all intersections, marked or not. If he crossed at the intersection, then he was in a crosswalk. Traffic legally must yield. of course its hard to yield if you haven’t seen the person.
    It’s just so frustrating, to lose a person like Gary, who loved living in Mammoth and doing the mammoth thing, hiking, biking, skiing and working his business.

     

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