The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported today that it is investigating the death of a Mount Shasta man who was found deceased the morning of Dec. 21 in the roadway of Medicine Lake Road.

Responding to a report from a motorist, Sheriffs deputies confirmed that James Herbert Lloyd, age 72, was deceased on US Forest Service Road 49, approximately 15 miles north of Highway 89 (coordinates 41°26'41.8"N 121°38'37.8"W).

“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,” the Sheriff’s Office states in a news release dated Dec. 27, 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy is scheduled to determine the nature and cause of death, and more 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.

The following reminder from the Sheriff’s Office is included in the news release: “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.”