1 Killed in Fiery Sonora Car Crash on Highway 108 near Mono Way
Sonora, California (October 21, 2021) – One person was killed in a car crash that left at least three other people injured in Sonora on Saturday afternoon.
The deadly crash happened on Highway 108 near the lower Mono Way on-ramp at about 5 p.m. October 16, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deceased was driving a Toyota Pickup eastbound on highway 108 and was attempting to pass a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup driven by Brian McGregor of Moccasin by driving on the right shoulder.
McGregor swerved to the left to avoid a collision but the left side of the Toyota struck the right side of the Chevrolet. The impact of the collision pushed the Chevrolet into the westbound lane directly into the path of an oncoming Dodge pickup truck driven by Evan Hatler of Coulterville.
1 Killed in Fiery Highway 108 Collision near Mono Way in Sonora
The Chevrolet struck the Dodge truck and the force of the collision sent the Chevy off the roadway and down an embankment.
Hatler continued westbound and struck the left front of a Subaru Forester driven by Colleen Kotoske, of Jamestown. Colleen lost control of her car and rolled down the north embankment coming to a rest on its roof
The Toyota continued in the westbound lane and was hit by a GMC Suburban driven by Arturo Balderas, of Modesto.
The Toyota burst into flames, trapping the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other involved motorists suffered minor injuries in the accident.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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