Crash in Southern Inyo County Kills Two

On Friday, October 7, 2022 at approximately 0657 hours, California Highway Patrol and Inyo County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a solo vehicle roll-over collision that occurred on Tecopa Hot Springs Road, north of Furnace Creek Road, just north of Tecopa Hot Springs. The vehicle was reported to be half submerged in the marsh and resting on its roof. At approximately 4:10 AM, a 40 Y/O female was driving her Ford Mustang convertible at an unknown speed, northbound on Tecopa Hot Springs Road, north of Furnace Creek Road. The 38 Y/O male was seated in the front right passenger seat of the Ford Mustang. For unknown reasons, the driver caused or allowed her vehicle to move onto the right shoulder of Tecopa Hot Springs Road. She over corrected to the left, then back to the right. This caused her vehicle to begin to spin in a clockwise manner as it continued in a northeasterly direction and off the road. As the vehicle left to road, the soft mud of the shoulder caught the leading tires and the vehicle overturned onto its roof in the water. A resident of Tecopa Hot Springs heard what he thought was a big splash and later investigated the noise. When he searched the area, he observed the overturned vehicle and reported it the the California Highway Patrol. Emergency personnel from the Inyo County Sheriff Department and Southern Inyo Tecopa Fire Department arrived on scene, winched the vehicle over and discovered both parties deceased. The Bishop CHP is investigating this collision. If you have any information regarding this collision, please call (760)-872-5150.

(From California Highway Patrol)

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