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Solo-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up following a solo-vehicle accident early Sunday evening on Highway 41 in the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200.

Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, CHP was called to the scene of a vehicle off the east side of the roadway south of Rocky Cut.

CHP reported that a male driver in a Volvo hatchback was traveling south on Highway 41 through the Rocky Cut at an unknown rate of speed when, for unknown reasons, he apparently lost control of the vehicle, slamming into the west side of the tall, rocky divide. The force of the impact blew off the right front tire of the Volvo. The vehicle’s tire remained in the roadway in the Rocky Cut.

The vehicle continued south for less than half-a-mile when it veered across the roadway and came to a rest in a ditch on the east side of Highway 41, south of the Rocky Cut, according to CHP.

CHP arrived on scene soon after the accident. The northbound lane was blocked temporarily and one-way traffic control was put in place.

The vehicle was reportedly carrying one passenger. No injuries were reported.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Photos by Dylan Castleman

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