The collision occurred just before 4:30 p.m., north of Bonds Flat Road near Don Pedro Reservoir.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 16-year-old Trista Hoffman was driving a Lexus SUV south on La Grange Road when at the same time a Toyota Camry driven by 66-year-old Dorothy Eisemann approached from the north.
Subsequently, a third unknown vehicle tried to pass the Toyota over a solid double-yellow line. The Lexus veered in an attempt to avoid the oncoming passing car and then drove into the dirt shoulder and back onto the roadway.
The SUV in the process overturned onto its right side. The Toyota then collided with the roof of the overturned Lexus.
La Grange resident Trista Hoffman and her 51-year-old mother, Tina Hoffman, were pronounced at the scene. Her 17-year-old brother, Dillon Hoffman, was seriously injured and airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto for treatment.
A fourth occupant in the SUV, 16-year-old Annie Johnson, was flown to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with major injuries. Johnson and the Hoffman siblings were Sonora High School students.
Meanwhile, Copperopolis resident Dorothy Eisemann was also taken to Memorial Medical Center with minor wounds. Her husband, 72-year-old Rheinholt Eisemann, was flown to Sonora Regional Medial Center where he later died.
CHP affirmed that the driver of the passing vehicle fled north after the crash. That motorist could face felony no-contact hit-and-run as well as vehicular manslaughter charges.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
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