Girl, 13, Killed in Collision Near Deer Creek Road
Sonora, CA (March 27, 2023) – A teenager died, and her family suffered injuries following a suspected DUI collision that occurred on State Route Highway 49.
The Modesto Bee News reported 65-year-old Russell Webster was behind the wheel of 2017 Ford Escape SUV traveling on the highway Sunday afternoon, March 26. When the Ford Escape approached the area near Deer Creek Road, an allegedly drunk driver lost control of her vehicle and careened into the path of the Ford Escape. Our sources indicated the right side of the 2006 Ford F-150 truck slammed into the front of the Ford Escape.
Due to the force from the impact, the Ford Escape veered across the southbound traffic lanes, and rolled over several times. Officials said the SUV came to rest facing west on the highway.
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Emergency crews arrived at the location shortly after 4 p.m. Responding paramedics rendered aid to all five people occupying the Ford Escape. According to the article published online, paramedics rushed a 13-year-old girl to Mark Twain Hospital, where she later sadly died. Authorities added Russell; 52-year-old Rachel Webster, the wife; and their two sons all sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Russell and the two boys were transported to UC Davis Medical Center; while Rachel was taken to Modesto Memorial Medical Center.
Investigators later determined the driver of the pickup truck was intoxicated at the time of the crash. At this time, detectives continue to work to determine several unclear factors surrounding the deadly car accident on Highway 49.
Source: Modesto Bee News
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