Fatal accident

The California Highway Patrol confirmed Friday morning that three individuals died in a single-vehicle accident in Rawson Canal near Rawson Pond. CHP reported that the accident occured Thursday night though it wasn’t reported until Friday morning. The names of the deceased were withheld pending notification of next of kin. The investigation into the accident continues.

A Thursday night single-vehicle accident claimed the lives of three Bishop teenagers after the vehicle they were in crashed into a canal south of Poleta Road, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon.

While the identities of the victims were not listed in the CHP report, their ages were listed as 19, 16 and 15.

According to the CHP, the driver of a silver Honda Accord was traveling southbound on a dirt road, south of Poleta Road. For unknown reasons, the driver allowed the vehicle to travel to the right, off the road. The vehicle overturned into a canal, becoming submerged. The driver and the two passengers sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

The identity of the deceased occupants will be released by the Inyo County Coroner’s Office, according to the CHP.

This collision is still under investigation by the CHP-Bishop Area office.

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