Girl, 13, killed in four-vehicle crash
SAN ANDREAS — A 13-year-old girl died Tuesday morning during a four-vehicle crash on Highway 49, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP reported that the incident happened at 9 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 49, between San Andreas and Angels Camp.
The girl is said to be from Copperopolis, but her name has not been released.
According to the CHP’s report, 25-year-old Klayton Powell of Jamestown was northbound on Highway 49 when for an unknown reason he allowed his 2016 Chevy Colorado to cross onto the southbound lanes. His truck then sideswiped a GMC SUV being driven south by Matthew Coldwell, 45, of Mountain Ranch.
Powell’s truck continued and then collided into a 2000 Saturn Vue, which was sent down an embankment on the west side of the road, according to the CHP. The truck then crashed into another vehicle, which was being driven by 26-year-old Brayan Morales of Foothill Farms, before overturning down an embankment.
Powell, Morales and Coldwell suffered minor injuries.
Daniel McCubbins and Jennifer McCubbins, both 37 and from Copperopolis, were in the Vue. They suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital in Modesto. The 13-year-old girl who died was also a passenger in the Vue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The CHP said it is still investigating the collision but added that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be contributing factors in the crash.
CHP issues dozens of citations over Labor Day weekend
SAN ANDREAS — The California Highway Patrol office in San Andreas issued 48 citations over the holiday weekend.
According to the CHP, there were also seven vehicle crashes between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday. Three of the seven collisions involved a driver suspected of driving under the influence.
The CHP reported that most of the 48 citations were for speeding. Three citations were for driving left of the solid double yellow lines and four were for driving on a suspended driver’s license or not having a driver’s license.