State Route 18 at 4000 foot level
Springs, California, ____ Saturday, February 18,
#1 at approximately 9:00 A.M., California
Highway Patrol Officers, stationed at the Arrowhead Headquarters, responded to the scene
of a suspected traffic collision on State Route-18 at the 4000 foot level.
Mae Shipcott, a 45 year-old resident of Riverside, California, driver of a
white, 2012, GMC Terrain, had driven the mountain road, southbound on SR-18. For an unknown reason, Shipcott drove her
vehicle into a turn-out at the 4000 foot level, over the south curb edge of the
turnout and the GMC went down a steep hillside.
Her vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest on its left
side in the number two lane of SR-18.
Shipcott sustained fatal injuries as a result of this accident.
accident is being investigated by Officer Bates, ID, 18392, as a suicide.
#2 Later Saturday evening, a separate incident
happened at the same location, on State Route-18. In this incident, Paul Albert Chuderski, a 42
year-old resident of Riverside, California, drove his black, 2005, Nissan
Titan, off the road at the same location of the Shipcott incident.
was been identified as the boyfriend of Shipcott. The Chuderski incident is being investigated by Officer
Valdez, ID, 20872, and is being investigated as an attempted suicide.
Mountain News Feb 23,
Fatality on Hwy 18
Proliferation of Highway Incidents
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 am
Fatality on Hwy 18 By Heidi Fron, Reporter Mountain News | 0 comments
A number of storm-related incidents, including a fatality on
State Highway 18, plagued motorists both on the mountain and off.
separate vehicles that plunged down a steep hillside on Highway 18 on Feb. 18
are being investigated as a possible suicide and attempted suicide, the
California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced in a press release.