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Driver suffers major injuries in Mariposa solo-vehicle collision, CHP says

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A driver suffered major injuries during a crash in Mariposa, according to authorities.

The California Highway Patrol said Jerry Richards, 65, of Mariposa, suffered major injuries in a solo-vehicle collision on Highway 49, north of Joe Howard Street at about 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

Authorities said an investigation determined Richards was driving south in a 2017 Honda CRV when he allowed the vehicle to veer right.

The vehicle collided with a mailbox as it continued to travel south before colliding with a tree.

Richards was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with major injuries, according to the CHP.

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