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14 June 2017 By James M. Johnson 0 comments

Karen Collins Sonora Car Accident on Mono Way

Sonora Fatal Crash on Mono Way Wednesday, June 1451-Year-Old Groveland Woman Victim in Crash

SONORA (June 14, 2017)- Per the Modesto Bee, Karen Lynn Collins, 51, of Groveland, has been identified as the victim fatally injured following a crash Wednesday afternoon.

CHP received notice of the accident at precisely 2:49 p.m. involving up to three vehicles including a 2006 Honda Civic, a 2004 Dodge Ram, and a 2003 Chevy Silverado.

The driver of the Honda identified as Karen Collins had been headed eastbound don Mono Way before slowing down to make a left turn onto El Ray Lane. As Collins slowed down, she was struck from behind suddenly by the Dodge pickup driven by William Whitehouse, 72.

The impact of the collision caused by Whitehouse pushed Collins’s vehicle into the path of the Chevy pickup driven by Rolland Demartini.

Collins, who had been wearing a seat belt, tragically sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene before the arrival of the fire department and paramedics.

Meanwhile, both Demartini and Whitehouse suffered minor to moderate injuries. Whitehouse declined being taken to a hospital while Demartini was transported by ambulance to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Police officials disclosed that they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision and that all drivers were properly restrained with seat belts. CHP will continue their investigation.


JAG Founder James Johnson has handled many cases in the city of Sonora where victims have either lost their lives or have been injured as there have been numerous fatal and major injury accidents over the course of the past few years. It is imperative to proceed with caution and have complete awareness of your surroundings while being on the look out for other drivers who are often difficult to spot at times. James Johnson recently settled a case in Sonora on Highway 108 in close proximity to where this accident took place so he is very familiar with the roads and some of the dangers. Both the woman who sadly passed away and the injured man will be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits respectively against the driver of the Ford who will be held as the liable party and at-fault motorist.

For this particular incident, the family of Ms. Karen Collins and the injured man, Rolland Demartini, will be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits respectively against the driver of the Dodge who will be held as the liable party and at-fault motorist.

If you are looking for a wrongful death or a personal injury attorney, contact our Tuolumne County office today at 800-235-6801.

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