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Woman Airlifted After Crash Near Bass Lake Annex

NORTH FORK – A 79-year-old North Fork woman was airlifted after a single-vehicle crash on Road 222 just north of Road 221 near the Bass Lake Annex.

Just before 2 p.m., a report came in of an accident on Road 200. After about 15 minutes of searching by both fire and CHP, the wreck was finally located on Road 222.

The woman was northbound in a 2016 Dodge Durango when, for unknown reasons, she drove across the double yellow lines and straight through a thicket on the opposite side of the road.

It appears that the vehicle was still traveling at a good rate of speed as it left the road, as there were no skid marks and the Durango cleared a deep ditch and a very large boulder before tearing out a barbed wire fence and coming to rest about 100 feet from where it left the road, in the middle of a field.

Tree workers in the area heard the crash and went to the Durango to assist. The woman was transported by Sierra Ambulance to the North Fork School landing zone and airlifted by SkyLife to Community Regional Medical Center with reported head trauma. Her 48-year-old passenger was not transported.

The accident remains under investigation.

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