[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.]
ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE RECEIVED LATE THIS AFTERNOON:
In a report from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:30 this morning, a big rig transporting hay crashed into the Mt Whitney Motel in Lone Pine, CA. The north end of motel was fully engulfed in flames.
Deputy Atkins (Inyo Sheriff) and two brave citizens pulled the driver out of the building that was engulfed in flames; the driver was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Everyone was evacuated- unknown if there are injuries as of now.
CHP COLLISION REPORT: