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May 18, 2014
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Reno woman injured in accident near Mammoth

A Reno woman received serious injuries on Sunday morning when she lost control of her vehicle on Highway 395 north of the Mammoth Lakes turnoff.

Driver Maria Leman, 56, was southbound when it appeared she drifted off the highway and rolled her Dodge Neon. The accident was reported at 7:27 a.m.

Leman and her passenger, Anthony Leman Jr., 20, also of Reno, were both injured in the accident. They were taken to Mammoth Hospital by Mammoth Lakes Fire Department medics.

The driver was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by Sierra Life Flight with a serious head injury, according to the California Highway Patrol.

“Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving,” California Highway Patrol Lt. Ron Cohan said. “Driving fatigued places everyone at risk. Please, if you feel fatigued stop and rest. Certainly the fact that both vehicle occupants were wearing their seatbelts saved them from being additionally injured.”

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The Record Courier Updated May 22, 2014 09:08AM Published May 18, 2014 09:44PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.