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Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 49 Crash

A 38 year-old Grass Valley man is dead and a 21 year-old Rough and Ready woman is in jail following a crash on Highway 49 in South County. Highway Patrol Officer James Cornwall says Destiny Schwartz was driving her S-U-V southbound on Highway 49 near Cherry Creek Road just after 5pm, and started driving erratically…

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Timothy Johnston was ejected from his bike. Paramedics were working on him, but he died at the scene. Schwartz was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, and possible prescription medications. She faces charges of felony D-U-I, and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. The crash closed the roadway during the afternoon commute for over an hour.


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