Authorities have released the names of the 4 people killed in a horrific crash on Highway-88 west of Jackson just after 1 p.m. yesterday.
CHP Officer J. Kellog reports that a Pontiac Bonneville crossed the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and struck another Bonneville head-on. One of the Bonnevilles then struck another car.
The dead have been identified as 41 year old Ione resident Gregory Anderson, and Jackson residents 4 year old Salvador Cruz, 70 year old Martin Flores and 28 year old Maria Cruz. The driver of the 3rd car and a passenger from 1 of the Bonnevilles survived the accident . They were taken to Sutter Amador Hospital. Lodi resident, 42 year old Susan Sitter suffered major injuries.
Jackson resident, 46-year old Rosa Cruz is being treated for moderate injuries. The accident closed the highway in both directions for about 90 minutes.