Fatal Crash on Laurel Canyon Road
The Mono County Sheriffs department is confirming the identity of the man killed Sunday in a single vehicle accident. The Crash occurred on Sunday just minutes after 6pm claiming the life of Mark Jacoby, of Fresno.
According to the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport office, on Sunday, June 7th, at approximately 6:03 pm, a 2007 Toyota 4Runner was traveling eastbound from Laurel Lakes on an unimproved U.S. Forest Service dirt road. The road at this location is steep, narrow, and has multiple sharp turns. For an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off of the road and down a steep, rocky mountain side, where it overturned several times. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and as a result, he was ejected from the vehicle. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two dogs were in the vehicle. One dog survived and was transported by Mono County Animal Control for treatment. Personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Mono County Medic 3 , Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Search and Rescue, and Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area office are handling the collision investigation. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.