Monday, April 5, 2021

Fatal collision in Copperopolis

   According to CHP on April 3, 2021 around 2:30 AM Christian

Nelson (25) of Copperopolis was driving a gray Ford F250 pickup southbound on Obyrnes Ferry Road.

   Mr. Nelson allowed his vehicle to veer to the right and travel off the pavement onto the shoulder, then made an unsafe turn to the left and lost control of the truck.

   The truck crossed the northbound lane, went off the roadway and collided with a power pole, rolled over through a wire fence and continue to roll several times.

   Mr. Nelson was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.  He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

   The use of alcohol and or drugs is being investigated. 

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