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Tuolumne Rd. Accident Identities Released by C.H.P.

Sonora, CA — 32 year old Kenneth McLeod of Sonora has been identified by the Highway Patrol as the driver of the blue Dodge Ram pickup truck that was directly responsible for the three vehicle Wednesday afternoon accident.

The 12:40pm accident occured on Tuolumne Rd. near Lambert Lake Rd. stalling eastbound traffic for approximately 40 minutes.

McLeod´s westbound vehicle crossed over the median and sideswiped a Ford Excursion driven by 31 year old Elena Lomeli of Sonora. She and her two children were not injured. McLeod´s vehicle then struck 39 year old Katherine Holland´s Honda Accord headon. The Waterford resident was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Modesto for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.

McLeod was arrested at the scene for felony driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and booked into the county jail following treatment at Tuolumne General Hospital.

Written by Bill Johnson