3 Killed In Fiery Crash East Of Stockton June 20, 2017 6:45 AM
STOCKTON, CA (CBS13) – Three people were killed after their car struck two trees and flipped over in San Joaquin County early Tuesday morning.
The incident happened at the intersection of Jack Tone and Copperopolis Roads, east of Stockton.
According to Stockton-area California Highway Patrol officers, around 2 a.m. a 2002 Honda Accord hit two trees, flipping the car, tearing it in half. The car then erupted into flames – killing all three people in the car.
CHP investigators say that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and left the road for an unknown reason.
The three people killed have only been identified as two men and a woman.
Investigators are still looking into whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
STOCKTON, CA — Three people died when the speeding car they were riding in left a roadway east of Stockton, crashed into a tree and split in two early Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The male driver and male and female passengers were all declared dead at the scene in a walnut orchard off Jack Tone Road north of Copperopolis Road. Their identities have not been released pending notification of family members.
According to the CHP, all three were riding in a 2002 black Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Jack Tone when, for unknown reasons about 1:45 a.m., it left the roadway to the east.
Visible signs at the crash scene show the car crossed over an irrigation ditch and slammed hard into a large walnut tree, severing the Honda into two large pieces. The second half traveled another 30 to 40 feet before coming to rest and becoming engulfed in flame.
Car parts, papers and clothing were scattered over a wide area of the crash scene in the otherwise well-kept orchard. A crushed beer can was among the items at the scene, however, the CHP stated at this point in their investigation it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
If anyone witnessed this collision or events leading up to the collision, they are being asked to contact the Stockton Area CHP at (209) 938-4800.
Most drunk or drug-related crashes occur in the earlier a.m. hours, like this one. These three morons will not be missed, but the injured walnut tree will. LOL.
TRIPLE FATALITY COLLISION ON JACK TONE ROAD NORTH OF COPPEROPOLIS ROAD.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at approximately 1:45 AM, Stockton CHP responded to a solo vehicle traffic collision on Jack Tone Road, north of Copperopolis Road. Upon CHP and emergency medical personnel arrival, it was determined a 2002 black Honda Accord, driven by a unidentified male, had collided with a tree east of the roadway. The Honda was also occupied by an unidentified male and female passenger. All three parties succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
In the initial investigation, it was determined the Honda was traveling northbound on Jack Tone Road, north of Copperopolis Road, at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Honda lost control and left the roadway in an easterly direction. The Honda struck a tree, which caused the vehicle to be severed and to become engulfed with fire.
At this point it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or events leading up to the collision, please contact the Stockton Area CHP at (209)938-4800.