Fatal Auto Accident that Injures 5 and Kills Sonora Man
CHINESE CAMP, CA (December 29, 2017) – CHP reports revealed a blue Jeep and white Chrysler Town & Country were involved in a fatal car crash at Yosemite Junction on state route 108/120 at 11:04 AM.
Driver of the Jeep, a 63-year-old Sonora man, drove into oncoming traffic and collided with the Chrysler. Reasons for his sudden change in direction are unknown.
The driver of the Chrysler van was a 70-year-old Tracy man. The minivan was carrying a family from Patterson: parents and their two children, ages two and four.
According to Officer Nick Norton, the Jeep had to be extricated due to the damage it had endured. The vehicle was cut in order to release the the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
Norton reveals that 5 others were injured in the collision, suffering bruises and other minor bodily injuries. All victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, and were able to exit the minivan without assistance.
Ambulances arrived at the scene to transport accident victims to Adventist Health in Sonora.
The identity of the man from Sonora has not yet been released to the public. Officials investigate for more information.
Our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones.
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