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Fatal Crash On Harris Road In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A single vehicle rollover on Harris Road last night has claimed the life of a Mariposa man.

Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, John Pool, 68, was westbound on Harris Road in a 1986 Volkswagen microbus just west of Highway 49.

As he was negotiating a sharp turn, the vehicle left the roadway and went down a steep embankment, where it overturned and caught on fire.

The fire then spread into the vegetation, growing to over three acres before it was extinguished, according to CHP.

Mr. Pool suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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