chp_logo1(CHP press release)
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at approximately 7:27 A.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communications Center received a report of a solo vehicle non-injury collision that occurred on southbound US-395, north of State Route (SR) 203.  A CHP officer, assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post, responded to the scene.  Shortly after arrival, the officer requested assistance from Mono County Paramedic Fire/Rescue for injuries sustained by the occupants during the collision.  
Additionally, units from Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist.  A preliminary investigation revealed the driver, Ms. Maria Leman, age 56, Reno, Nevada, was driving a tan, 2003, Dodge, Neon, southbound US-395, north of SR-203.  For unknown reasons the vehicle drifted right, traveled off the roadway and overturned.  Fatigue may have been a factor. 
Ms. Leman and passenger, Mr. Anthony Leman, Jr., age 20, Reno, Nevada, were transported to Mammoth Hospital by Medic Three.  Ms. Leman was later flown to Renown Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center, in Reno, Nevada, by Sierra Life Flight of Bishop.
Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, commander of CHP Bridgeport Area, added “Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.  Driving fatigued places everyone at risk.  Please, if you feel fatigued stop and rest.  Certainly the fact that both vehicle occupants were wearing their seatbelts saved them from being additionally injured.”

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