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Samantha Tarango Injured in Jamestown DUI Car Crash on Rawhide Ride

Samantha Tarango Injured in Jamestown DUI Car Crash on Rawhide RideDriver Killed, Passenger Hospitalized After Collision on Rawhide Ride Near Pulpit Rock Road

Jamestown, CA (July 3, 2021)Samantha Tarango, a 34-year-old woman, suffered injuries following a suspected DUI car crash on Rawhide Ride Friday afternoon.

The CBS Sacramento reported Samantha Tarango was a passenger in a Ford Focus driven by 45-year-old Michael Bowers. When the Ford approached the area near Pulpit Rock Road, it veered off the north shoulder of the road and slammed into a tree.

The force from the impact caused the vehicle to bounce off the tree. Per article published online, the Ford ended up rolling down an embankment.

Samantha Tarango Seriously Injured in Jamestown Car Accident, July 2

Shortly after the incident, emergency crews arrived at the site and found Samantha Tarango with serious injuries. Due to the condition of the passenger, a helicopter responded to the scene. The air ambulance transported the patient to Memorial Medical Center for treatment and further evaluation.

Meanwhile, paramedics reportedly performed life-saving measures to Michael Bowers. The driver sadly succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

Investigators later mentioned both the driver and passenger appeared unrestrained at the time of the crash. Drugs and alcohol played a role in the catastrophic incident, primary reports indicated.

Detectives assigned to handle the case continue to work to determine several factors surrounding the unfortunate event.


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