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San Andreas Fatal Accident Highway 49 at Fourth Crossing in Calaveras County (Sept. 4)

 San Andreas Fatal Accident Highway 49 at Fricot City Road (Sept. 4)Daniel and Jennifer McCubbins Hurt; Fatal Crash on State Route 49 at Fricot City Road

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) — A teenage passenger died and several others were injured Tuesday morning in a 4-vehicle collision on Golden Chain Highway 49 at Fourth Crossing, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The collision took place about 9:12 a.m. and involved up to four vehicles including a work truck and a tan SUV, both vehicles ended up down a nearby hill. One of the involved vehicles reportedly was on fire and the occupants of the two vehicles that went off road did not immediately get out of their vehicles.

Klayton Powell, 25, of Jamestown, was reportedly driving his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado when his truck sideswiped a 1993 GMC Yukon being driven by Matthew Coldwell, 45, of Mountain Ranch.  Next, the truck collided with a 2000 Saturn Vue, driven by Daniel McCubbins, 37, of Copperopolis. The Saturn veered off the roadway and down an embankment.

Powell’s truck also crashed into a 2017 International truck. Brayan Morales, 26 of Foothill Farms, was the driver of the truck that was involved. The impact caused Powell’s pickup to overturn down a west side embankment.

Jennifer McCubbins, 37, and Daniel McCubbins, were both taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto for treatment of moderate injuries.

The multi-vehicle collision resulted in a long-term closure of the highway as police investigate what caused the accident.

San Andreas Accident Investigation

A full investigation into what caused this collision is underway.  Police will piece together evidence and speak with witnesses in an effort to determine fault.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the teen who died and our prayers to those hurt. 

There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. If injuries are involved, it’s important to get medical help right away to document your injuries and ensure the best possible recovery. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members.

We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if not call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.

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ORIGINAL CHP DISPATCH REPORT

Incident: 00093 Type: Fatality Location: SR49 / Fricot City Rd Loc Desc: NB AT 4THS CROSSING Lat/Lon: 38.132518 -120.634962
Detail Information
9:31 AM 10 [19] 1039 CT
9:30 AM 9 [18] 49-S2 ADVS CT LONG TERM RD CLOSED / TRFC SHUT DOWN FOR A WHILE
9:29 AM 8 [17] 1039 CT
9:17 AM 7 [14] [Appended, 09:23:41] [6] POSS FIRE IN ONE OF THE VEHS
9:15 AM 6 [12] [Appended, 09:23:41] [4] 1039 CALA SO
9:15 AM 5 [11] [Appended, 09:23:41] [3] ACRT WORK TK -VS- TAN SUV / BOTH VEHS DOWN THE HILL / PARTIES NOT OUT OF VEHS
9:14 AM 4 [3] 1039 CALA SO
9:13 AM 3 [2] 1125
9:13 AM 2 [1] 4 VEHS
9:12 AM 1 [9] [Appended, 09:23:41] [1] 3 VEH’S / PART 1125
Unit Information
9:15 AM 7 Unit Assigned

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