Shelli Ross killed in collision between two cars on Highway 49 [El Dorado, CA]

Placerville woman killed in car crash near China Hill Road

EL DORADO, Calif. (July 18, 2022) – A collision between two cars along Highway 49 killed a 53-year-old man Shelly RossWednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 49 near China Hill Road.

According to reports, Ross was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer and collided with a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. However, the circumstances leading to the incident remain unclear.

The Explorer rolled over on impact, throwing Ross from the vehicle onto the roadway. Due to the extent of the injuries sustained, paramedics pronounced Ross, 53, dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, police only described the other driver as an El Dorado woman. His current status is also not known at this time.

El Dorado police continue to investigate the cause of the fatal crash. Agents will post additional information as it becomes available.


The Sweet James team would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Shelli Ross during this devastating time.


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