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Teen Girl Killed in Deadly Accident near O’Hara Drive in Sonora

SONORA, CA (March 16, 2021) – Sunday afternoon on February 28, 17-year-old Molly Burgess, was found dead after a reported accident on Highway 49.

The incident occurred just before 5:30 p.m., near O’Hara Drive. According to reports, a vehicle struck a 17-year-old girl before fleeing the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency crews located the female victim in a nearby ditch with life-threatening injuries. Despite life saving efforts, medics later pronounced her dead on scene.

Authorities have not yet released a description of the vehicle involved. Burgess’ family is requesting information from the perpetrator or any other witnesses to the crash. Additionally, they have set up a GoFundMe account to assist with funds during this tragic time.

An active investigation to determine further details remains ongoing. However, more information will be released to the public once available.


No words can heal the shattered hearts and sorrows felt during this devastating time. Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Molly Burgess.


Losing a loved one in an accident is always traumatic. It affects all aspects of life for those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand what you and your family are going through, and are here to help. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. They have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accidents. Contact their offices by calling (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through email, text message, and online chat.

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LA Weekly