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Fatal Crash In Tuolumne County

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Coulterville, CA – The CHP reports a crash on Highway 132 resulted in the death of a Jamestown man while a Coulterville man suffered major injuries.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday on the highway just east of Bond Flat Road in the Coulterville area. The CHP reports Nicholas Goins, 32, of Jamestown driving a 1988 Toyota eastbound crossed the double yellow lines smashing head-on into a 2007 BMW driven by Franklin Harp, 45, of Coulterville. Goins vehicle went off the roadway and down a steep embankment. It came to rest in a grassy field and then burst into flames.

Goins was pronounced dead at the scene. Harp sustained major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Sonora Regional Medical Center. The CHP reports the crash remains under investigation and that driving under the influence may be a factor in the wreck.


  • CHP Sonora