Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Girl 13 killed in Hwy 49 collision

   According to CHP, a 13 year old girl from Copperopolis, was killed in the 4 car crash on Hwy 49 near Fricot City Road on September 4, 2018 around 9 AM.

   Per the report, Klayton Powell (25) of Jamestown was driving northbound on Hwy 49 south of Fricot City Road.

   Matthew Coldwell (45) of Mountain Ranch, driving a 1993 Yukon, Daniel McCubbins (37 of Copperopolis, driving a 2000 Saturn and Brayan Morales (26) of Foothill Farms, driving a 2017 International, were all driving southbound on Hwy 49 approaching Powell.

   For an undetermined reason, Powell allowed his vehicle to travel into the southbound lane, sideswiping Coldwell, then colliding with McCubbin's, sending them down an embankment on the west side of the roadway.

   Powells vehicle went on to collide with the vehicle driven by Morales, then overturned down the embankment of the west side of the roadway.

   Unfortunately, as a result of this collision a 13 year old female passenger in the left rear of the Saturn sustained fatal injuries at the scene, and the Calaveras Coroner was called.

   Powell, Coldwell and Morales received minor injuries and remained at the scene. Daniel McCubbins and his passenger Jennifer McCubbin (37) of Copperopolis were transported to Modesto Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.

   The investigation continues. The name of the 13 year old is being withheld for notification of relatives.

   Drugs and or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this collision.  Hwy 49 was closed for over an hour.



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