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Fatal crash leads to small vegetation fire in Shandon

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jul 25, 2021

UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol has released new details about a fiery crash in Shandon that left one woman dead.

According to CHP, a woman who was driving a white Volkswagen Jetta at a high rate of speed veered off the road Sunday evening before landing in a drainage ditch. The crash happened while she
was driving on Highway 41 near Shedd Canyon Road.

As a result of the crash, the Jetta became fully engulfed. The female driver was able to crawl out of the car, but died from her injuries.

CHP will continue its investigation of the crash.

One person has died following a vehicle crash in Shandon.

According to CAL FIRE SLO officials, a single-vehicle crashed while on Highway 41 near Wood Canyon Rd. and then caught on fire.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Officials say the vehicle fire then spread to nearby vegetation.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

Forward progress of the small brush fire has been stopped and crews are mopping up.

CAL FIRE SLO and the California Highway Patrol are on scene.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.