El Portal man dies after accident in river canyon

An El Portal man died last weekend after being ejected from his vehicle in the Merced River canyon.
Robert Yates, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP report stated that at around 5:20 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 1, a report was received of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 at Crane Creek Road. Officers from the CHP Mariposa Office immediately responded to the incident.
According to the report, Yates was driving a 1991 ...

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