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Mammoth area man dies in car accident

July 5, 2012

A Mammoth area man died Saturday, June 30 and passengers in another vehicle were seriously injured after the vehicle the Mammoth man was driving crashed into another vehicle near the Obsidian Dome Road intersection with U.S. 395.

Although the final cause of the accident is still under investigation, the Mono County Sheriff's report indicates that the man, Randy Sly, 53, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with a Jeep SUV that was traveling on U.S. 395 and unable to stop.

The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department dispatch, which received the 911 call.

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, California Highway Patrol, Mono County Paramedics, and June Lake Fire Department were dispatched to respond to the accident.

When Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, a gray Jeep SUV was on its side in the middle of the intersection at U.S. 395 and the Obsidian Dome Road turnoff. A green Dodge Caravan, with damage to the driver’s side door, was resting on the east dirt shoulder. Witnesses of the accident stated the Dodge Caravan was traveling eastbound from Obsidian Dome Road onto U.S. 395 without stopping to observe if there was any oncoming traffic. The Jeep SUV, unable to stop to avoid the collision, struck the caravan.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, Randy Sly, 53, a transient of the Mammoth Lakes area, was killed as a result of the collision. Passengers of the Jeep SUV suffered major injuries and were transported to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

Autopsy results indicate that Mr. Sly’s cause of death was due to traumatic injuries caused by the traffic collision.

Accident details are currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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