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Tammi Truschke Arrested Fatal DUI Crash Sonora Highway 108

Tammi Truschke Arrested Fatal DUI Crash Sonora Highway 108

Tammi Truschke, 49, ID’d as Suspect in Sonora Fatal DUI Crash

SONORA, CA (May 15, 2023) – Authorities detained Tammi Truschke after a fatal DUI crash on Highway 108 in Sonora.

Officers determined that the 49-year-old Jamestown woman was under the influence of alcohol and drugs or medications when the accident occurred last week.

The incident began when Tammi Truschke was driving a Ram 2500 truck west on Highway 108 in Sonora. A 2019 Kia Optima was traveling in the same direction while a Ford F-350 was going east at the time.

The Kia then slowed down to make a turn onto a private residence in the area. The California Highway Patrol said in the process, the suspect struck the rear of the Optima.

Man, 39, Killed in Wreck

The impact of the collision forced the Kia into the path of the Ford truck. The F-350 ultimately hit the right side of the Optima near Draper Mine Road.

The ABC 10 News and My Mother Lode wrote that wreck took place on Thursday, May 11, at around 5 p.m. The driver of the Kia, a 39-year-old Angels Camp man, sustained critical injuries as a result of the accident.

An air ambulance flew the victim to the Doctors’ Medical Center in Modesto, where he died. His name has not been yet released pending notification of family.

Meanwhile, CHP soon arrested Tammi Truschke on suspicion of causing a crash with injuries while under the influence. The Sonora DUI crash is still under investigation.


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Sources: ABC 10 News and My Mother Lode

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