Solo fatal traffic accident in Death Valley National Park

CHP news release

On Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at approximately 1518 hours, the driver of a 2008 Toyota Sequoia (SUV) was traveling westbound on SR-190 near Twenty Mule Team Road in Death Valley National Park.

As the SUV approached a right-hand curve in the highway, the driver caused or allowed the SUV to veer off the left side of the roadway. The SUV traveled approximately 280 feet before colliding with a rock wall. The driver suffered major injuries from the collision and succumbed to the injuries at the scene.

The identity of the fatal victim is to be released through the Inyo County Coroner’s Office.

This traffic collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Bishop Area Office.

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