BRIDGEPORT, CA - Speed and alcohol were likely factors in the death of a Fallon woman after a crash in Mono County.
California Highway Patrol tells us around 5:30 Wednesday morning, a gold 2004 Oldsmobile Alero rolled over on Lundy Lake Road, west of 395, between Bridgeport and Lee Vining. Two people were in the vehicle at the time, 51-year-old Linda Sue Fulp of Fallon and 21-year-old Sabrina Maria Castleberry of Lancaster, California.
Officers say the car was traveling west on State Route 167, at an estimated speed over 100 miles per hour, and the driver was unable to stop at the stop sign on U.S. 395. The vehicle became airborne, landing on the side of Lundy Lake Road and rolling several times.
The accident caused so much damage to the car that the driver, Fulp, was unable to exit the vehicle; the passenger, Castleberry, was able to get out.
Emergency crews arrived and had to use power tools to free Fulp, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Castleberry was transported to Mammoth Hospital; she has since been released.
Investigators tells us they found several empty alcoholic beverages inside the vehicle, and they suspect they played a part in the accident but won't know for sure until toxicology reports come back.
The Mono County Sheriff's department is investigating the exact cause.