Fatal single vehicle rollover on Laurel Mountain Road June 7

Staff Writer

A man and his dog are dead following a single car rollover on June 7 on the 4WD road that goes from Sherwin Creek Road to Laurel Lakes, according to law enforcement authorities.

According to authorities, the man, identified as Mark Jacoby, a physician from Fresno, was driving his 2007 Toyota 4Runner eastbound on the road near Laurel Lakes at about 6:03 p.m. when for an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off the road, which is steep, narrow and has multiple sharp turns. The Toyota then went down a steep, rocky mountainside, where it overturned several times.

Jacoby was not wearing his seatbelt and he was ejected from the vehicle, according to authorities. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two dogs were in the vehicle as well. One dog survived and was transported by Mono County Animal Control to a vet for treatment.

Personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Mono County Medic 3 , Mono County Sheriff's Office, Mono County Search and Rescue, and Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area office are handling the collision investigation.

The Mono County Sheriff's Office is conducting the death investigation.

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