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CHP: Body found almost 24 hours after DUI arrest in Placerville

The body of a 34-year-old Camino resident was found nearly 24 hours after a woman was arrested for a DUI hit and run in the same area. According to the CHP, the victim was a passenger in the vehicle with the DUI driver. The driver had fled the scene after the collision and was apprehended not far away. Law enforcement asked the driver, 35-year-old Erica Chambers if there was anyone in the car with her at the time of the arrest and she said she was alone.

More details from the CHP Placerville office from its Facebook post

On November 11, 2022 at 7:43 PM, Placerville Area CHP officers were dispatched to a call of a crash on US-50 at Mosquito Road, involving a Mercedes-Benz and a Prius. Upon their arrival, they discovered the driver of the Mercedes-Benz (Chambers) had fled the scene. With the assistance of Placerville Police Department, Chambers was apprehended moments later, very close to the original crash scene. CHP Officers determined she was the driver of the Mercedes-Benz at the time of the crash and was under the influence of alcohol. No indication was given to the existence of a passenger in the Mercedes-Benz and the driver was booked into the El Dorado county jail.

On November 12, 2022 at 3:04 PM, Placerville Area CHP officers were dispatched to a call of a possible human body located over the guardrail lying in the bushes, near US-50 and Mosquito Rd. CHP officers responded and located a deceased male. The El Dorado County Coroner’s Office was summoned, and the male was identified as Mason Visman. At the time of this incident, none of the involved parties, or witnesses made any reference or indication there was a possible passenger in the involved vehicle(s). Additionally, at the scene, the investigating officer specifically asked Chambers if she was driving alone, and she indicated she was.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to call the Placerville Area CHP office at 530-748-2450.

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