4 People Hospitalized after Wallace Car Crash on Pattison Road and S Camanche Parkway
Calaveras County, California (October 20, 2021) – The four victims of a Wallace head-on collision that happened last week Saturday have been identified.
Jacob Sutton, 26, was the driver of a 2002 Toyota Corolla with Cristina Shuwoy, 30, as his passenger, both from Wallace.
Benjamin Tosta, 32, was the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang with James Flores as his passenger, both from Manteca.
Authorities say just before 7:00 p.m., Sutton was driving the Corolla southbound on Pattison Road, approaching the intersection of South Camanche Parkway. At the same time, Tosta was driving the Mustang northbound on the parkway.
Authorities said, for reasons still under investigation, Sutton crossed over the double-yellow lines and went directly into the path of Tosta. Tosta swerved left to attempt to avoid a crash, and Sutton tried to correct by steering back into the southbound lane. The two vehicles collided head-on.
The crash left Sutton, his passenger Shuwoy, and Tosta’s passenger Flores with moderate injuries. All the patients were taken to hospitals by air ambulance. Tosta also sustained moderate injuries that required transport by ground ambulance.
Authorities are still investigating to establish the factors that may have contributed to the accident.
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