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Eastern Sierra News for June 17, 2024





2004 Dodge Ram pickup hit concrete guardrail and overturned into canal. (Photo: Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department)

Yesterday, Sierra Wave posted the initial report on this tragic vehicle accident with fatality just north of the Town of Big Pine, Calif., Monday, May 17, 2021. Today, May 18, the California Highway Patrol- Bishop Office, released their Report of Collision – News Release on the accident without the name of the victim. However, since that time, a family member, Michael Schell of Lone Pine, has established a GoFundMe account in the name of the victim, 22-year-old Tori Schell.

Ms. Schell was driving northbound on US Hwy 395 just north of the State Hwy 168 junction (Veterans Corner) when for unknown reasons she went off the roadway onto the shoulder, hit the guardrail, overturned, and rolled into the canal west of the highway.

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The family of the Tori Schell posted the photo below:

Tori Schell, 22-years old, was killed in a tragic accident just north of Big Pine, Calif. This photo is from the GoFundMe page posted by family member Michael Schell.

The Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department posted incident photo below:

The area of the crash is likely familiar to those that travel southbound on Hwy 395 just before the State Hwy 168 junction just north of the Town of Big Pine. The victim’s truck hit the concrete guardrail, overturned, and landed in the canal. (Photo: Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department)

[Original Post: 5/17/2021–Tragic Death Just North of Big Pine from Truck Plunging into Canal – Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra ] -correction made 5/18/2021.