Arrests And Injuries From Calaveras Rollover Crash
West Point, CA — Four people were injured in a rollover accident in Calaveras County Thursday evening, and two of those individuals were arrested.
The single vehicle accident occurred in West Point on Highway 26 east of Main Street, according to the CHP. 20-year-old Rachel Thom of Oak Park, California was driving the 2004 Honda Civic, and a person in the passenger seat, 19-year-old Jairon Mendez of San Francisco, allegedly grabbed the wheel of the vehicle, causing it to spin around and overturn off the highway. Thom suffered major injuries in the crash and was flown to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Mendez suffered minor injuries. Two others in the vehicle, both females, ages 18 and 19, also suffered minor injuries. The CHP reports that both Thom and Mendez were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and will face criminal charges.
The crash occurred at 6:20pm.