SONORA (CBS13) — Officers say an 84-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency and died while driving in Sonora over the weekend.
California Highway Patrol says, around 11 a.m. Saturday, Sonora resident Susana Wesley was driving down Hess Avenue when she had some sort of medical emergency south of Phoenix Lake Road.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Loomis Boy Reunited With Stolen Dirt Bike; Deputies Track Down Suspect
Wesley was able to pull onto the shoulder and stop, but for an unknown reason officers say her car started rolling backwards.READ MORE: Rocklin Teacher Comes Under Fire For Years-OId Tweets With Derogatory, Racist Tone
The car then went down an embankment and eventually stopped in a dirt and grass field.MORE NEWS: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
First responders started lifesaving measures, but CHP says Wesley later died from the medical emergency she had.