Fatal Copperopolis Crash Highway 4, Near Vista Point in Calaveras County

 Fatal Crash Highway 4, Near Vista Point in Copperopolis

3 Killed, 6 Injured in Crash in Calaveras County

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. (August 14, 2023) – Three people were killed and six others were injured in a head-on crash on Highway 4 last Friday night in Copperopolis, Calaveras County.

The two-vehicle traffic accident happened around 7:00 p.m. on August 11th along Highway 4, just west of Vista Point and Copperopolis, according to the California Highway Patrol and KCRA3 News.

CHP officers responded to the scene where the drivers of a 2020 Honda and a 2020 Lexus had collided head-on with one another, the report said. Jose Luis Garcia Jr., 25, of San Mateo, was traveling eastbound on Highway 4 at a high rate of speed and veered into westbound traffic where he hit the Lexus.

One male and two females from the Honda suffered major injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. They were later identified by the coroner as Danielle Bologna, 62; her daughter, Francesca Bologna, 25, both of San Francisco; and Jose Luis Garcia Jr.

Meanwhile, paramedics rushed six people from the Lexus to nearby hospitals for treatment of moderate to major injuries.

The driver of the Lexus, Quang Tran, 37, along with Ava Tran, 2; and Ana Tran, 4, were all treated for moderate injuries at Doctors Medical Center.

Furthermore, Hang Nguyen, 30, suffered major injuries and was transported to Doctors Medical Center, but two other Lexus occupants, Chi Tran, 72, and No Nguyen, 72, were transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment of their major injuries.

Finally, the CHP is investigating what led up to the crash, but so far DUI is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

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