The California Highway Patrol has released information regarding a two vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday night. According to the CHP, a 1978 Chevrolet Pickup driven by Benton resident, Elizabeth Copeland, was northbound on Fish Slough at a stated speed of 30 mph. The road is not paved and was wet from recent rains.
A second pickup truck, driven by Benton resident Harold Race, was traveling southbound on Fish Slough Road at approximately 35 mph. Elizabeth Copeland lost control of her truck and crossed over into the southbound portion of the roadway. The front end of Copeland’s truck collided into the front of Harold Race’s truck.
Copeland complained of pain and Harold Race was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.
The collision remains under investigation. Alcohol use is suspected, but, it was determined not to be a primary cause of the collision.