Woman dies in single vehicle crash
Sierraville resident Naomie Webster died from injuries suffered during a single vehicle crash Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 32-year-old was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger eastbound on Highway 70 just east of Squirrel Creek Road, which is east of Quincy, at an unknown rate of speed. While navigating a left hand curve, she allowed the Ford to drift off the roadway to the right. She then made an unsafe turn to the left, causing her to lose control, crossing both the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic. As she reached the north shoulder she made an abrupt turn to the right that caused the vehicle to overturn several times. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected.
The vehicle came to rest on its left side and the driver landed on the asphalt to the east of the vehicle. She suffered multiple injuries. It is believed she died on impact. The vehicle suffered major damage and the airbags did not deploy. According to the CHP, alcohol was believed to be a factor.