Placerville Woman Killed in Auto Accident near China Hill Road

EL DORADO, CA (July 18, 2022) – A two-car collision along Highway 49 killed 53-year-old Shelli Ross, Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:00 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 up to the incident remain unclear.

The Explorer overturned upon impact, ejecting Ross from the vehicle onto the roadway. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, responding paramedics pronounced 53-year-old Ross dead at the scene.

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

El Dorado police continue to investigate the cause of the deadly accident. Officers will release additional information once it becomes available.


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


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