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Second death from June 11 crash on 49

A second victim has died from the June 11 head-on crash that killed Cassandra Elizabeth Schley-May, 22, of Nevada City.

The Grass Valley California Highway Patrol office today reported that Glen Edmiston, 76, of Camptonville, died Monday from the injuries he suffered in the four-car accident.

A Jeep Cherokee being driven by Kelli Townsend, 36, of Nevada City collided with Schley-May’s Ford Festiva about one mile north of the Rood Administrative Center on Highway 49. Townsend’s spinning car reportedly hit Edmiston’s Chevrolet Malibu, leaving it nearly upside-down in a roadside ditch.



CHP officer Dina Hernandez said her agency is recommending Townsend be charged with vehicular manslaughter, felony driving under the influence, resisting arrest and felony child endangerment. The child endangerment charge stems from Townsend’s 5-year old being in her vehicle at the time of the accident.

Hernandez said Edmiston’s death could lead to a recommendation for more charges against Townsend. The recommendations and crash report will soon go to the district attorney’s office, Hernandez said.


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