Three dead after car crash on Highway 88, Amador County

by SpeedLux
Highway 88, Amador County

A fatal car crash in Amador County has resulted in the deaths of three individuals.

The driver was arrested and is a suspected DUI case according to California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The crash took place around 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13, east of Sunnybrook, California. The crash caused the deaths of two people in one car, a 73-year-old man from Stockton and an unidentified woman. A passenger in the car of the arrested driver was also killed.

The patrol officer was able to pull the accused DUI driver Jason Anthony Newell, 41, before his car was entirely engulfed in fire.

Newell, after his arrest, is being treated for major injuries at a local hospital.

Highway 88 was closed in both directions for about eight hours on Sunday as the officials investigated the crash.

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