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Sonora High School Student Dies In Head-On Crash

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Douglas Flat, CA — It is still unclear why a 15 year old Sonora boy was behind the wheel of the Toyota SUV that slammed head on into a 2005 Dodge Magnum, resulting in his death Friday morning .

According to the CHP 15-year-old Aaron James Van Winkle attempted to pass another car on Highway 4 near Douglas Flat and hit the Dodge Magnum driven by 59 year old Larry Cornish head on.

Cornsih was taken to the hospital suffering from a broken right foot and a fractured left collar bone.

Van Winkle who turned 15 in May, would have been a sophomore at Sonora High School in the fall.

A fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank in Sonora to help the Van Winkle Family pay for funeral expenses.