El Dorado Hills Green Valley Road crash claims former Ponderosa High School football player

By: Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent
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A solo-vehicle crash May 3 took the life of a 2011 Ponderosa High School graduate.

Travis Fisher, 20, who most recently lived in Roseville, was reportedly traveling eastbound on Green Valley Road when for unknown reasons lost control of the Chevy Silverado pickup truck he was driving and left the roadway.

According to Officer Ron Davenport, of the Placerville office of the California Highway Patrol, Fisher’s truck rolled and he was ejected.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, officials said.

Fisher was transported by CalStar air ambulance to Sutter Roseville where he later died as a result of his injuries, Davenport said.

Initial reports noted that it was unknown how fast Fisher was driving and what caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

A candle-light vigil was held Saturday at Ponderosa High School. Fisher’s parents, Brian and Leslie, were reportedly on hand and spoke to those in attendance. Attempts to reach them were unsuccessful as of press time Monday.

Fisher’s Facebook page was filled with comments from friends expressing their condolences to the family and to Travis.

“Still struggling with the realization that Travis Fisher was taken from this Earth. Never got to say goodbye the last time I saw you bud. This one’s for you,” wrote Ryan Mastella.

There are plenty of mourners posting on the page.

“Travis Fisher it’s crazy to think that you’re gone after everything we have done together. It all started off in elementary school playing basketball on the courts together every recess and lunch. Then getting to move onto middle school and then our high school graduation. I was also lucky enough to spend two years with you at Sierra college. But the best times I think we’re the ones we had working at the car wash together,” posted Shelbi Stinson. “You were so fun to work with and when I didn’t want to be there you made work into something fun an we always had a great time. You were such a hard worker and a most of all a awesome friend. I will cherish every single second I got to spend with you for the rest of my life. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and friend and always making me smile. I love you and miss you Trav. Fly with the angels now and I can’t wait to see you again up there in heaven and God’s grace.”

Tiffany Lovee wrote, “You were always that one person that could bring a smile to someone’s face. You will be missed.”

Travis Fisher was well known on the Ponderosa football team. Calls to head Coach Jason Tenner were not returned as of press time.

Green Valley Mortuary will be handling final arrangements, however plans were not confirmed as of press time.