Fatality Reported in Car Accident on State Route 88 in Jackson

Head-On Collision on SR-88 in Jackson

On Monday, January 30, 2023, a fatal head-on collision occurred on SR-88 in Jackson. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash took place on State Route 88 in the vicinity of Ousby Road at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Details on the Head-On Collision on SR-88 in Jackson

A preliminary report by officials revealed that a 30-year-old Modesto woman was behind the wheel of a 2022 Jeep Compass traveling westbound on State Route 88. At the same time, a Pioneer man was driving eastbound on SR-88 in a 2010 Subaru Outback, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The Jeep driver allegedly veered over the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the Subaru. According to CHP traffic officers, the impact resulted in major front-end damage to the Subaru and the Jeep. The Subaru allegedly caught fire following the head-on collision.

Severity of Injuries Reported in SR-88 Head-On Collision in Jackson

The Jeep driver suffered injuries described as minor in the car wreck. A juvenile passenger in the Jeep suffered serious life-threatening injuries, officials said. The Jeep driver was taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital. The minor child was transported via medical helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center.

The Subaru driver was also taken by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for immediate treatment. Sadly, the Subaru driver succumbed to their injuries. Officials have recently identified the deceased as 67-year-old Pioneer resident Mark Markham.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the Jeep driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. However, the preliminary release did not specify what charges the Jeep driver is facing. Additional information on the fatal head-on collision on SR-88 in Jackson was not immediately available.

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