Jamestown, CA — Details are now available about a crash on Highway 49 that happened at 8:55am this morning. Lucas Shelton, 18 of Jamestown, was driving a 1992 Buick 55 miles per hour on Highway 108/49. He lost control of the vehicle and drove off the right shoulder. According to the CHP, the vehicle went airborne and collided with the dirt hillside, then went into a barbed wire fence and overturned on its left side.
Shelton was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center with minor injuries to his hand, he was wearing a seatbelt. His passenger, 79 year old Val Lauber, was not wearing a seatbelt and was air flighted to Doctors Medical with major injuries. Witnesses reportedly assisted him out of the vehicle. The driver, Shelton, was not arrested for the incident.
The official report of the incident states the accident happened on HWY 108/49 near High School Road which is near Chicken Ranch Road a map is here.