UPDATE 6:52 p.m. - Siskiyou County authorities say a Mt. Shasta man has been found dead in the snow.
The sheriff's office received a report last Thursday of a deceased man lying on Medicine Lake Road which is about 15 miles north of State Route 89. Deputies responded to the area and located 72 year old James Herbert Lloyd of Mt. Shasta. Lloyd's vehicle was found stuck in the snow about seven miles north on Medicine Lake Road.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.
The temperature was in the teens the night before where he was found, and there were approximately six inches of snow, with two inches of fresh snow falling the night before.
The sheriff's office wants to remind people to be prepared when you head out into snow country, with extra blankets, and extra food and water.
On December 21, 2017, at 10:24am, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office received a report from a motorist of a deceased person lying in the roadway of Medicine Lake Road (United States Forest Service Road 49) approximately fifteen miles north of California State Route 89.
Deputies responded to the area and confirmed James Herbert Lloyd, 72, of Mount Shasta, California, was deceased. While deputies were checking the surrounding area, they located a vehicle registered to Mr. Lloyd stuck in the snow approximately seven miles north on Medicine Lake Road.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the nature and cause of death of Mr. Lloyd, and additional information will be released in the near future. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the SCSO's 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.
As we enter winter, the SCSO reminds everyone to review updated weather and roadway conditions and use extreme caution while driving. Ensure your vehicle is in good running condition, has plenty of fuel, carry chains, and carry emergency supplies such as roadway flares, flashlight, blanket, extra food, water, winter clothing, and ensure your windshield wipers, tires, spare tire, and other equipment have been inspected and are "road safe." It is a good idea to carry a charged cellular phone, travel with others if possible, and advise a reliable person of your destination, route, and time of arrival. We want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely. It is always a good idea to plan your trip and remember that safety is everyone's responsibility.
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