Copperopolus, CA — Copper Cove Drive was the site of a traffic fatality Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.
36 year old John Paul Newton of Angels Camp, driving a 1988 Ford F-150, was traveling eastbound on Copper Cove when his vehicle collided with a rock divider that separates the east and wetbound lanes. The vehicle rolled onto its roof.
Newton and his unidentified female passenger were extracted from the vehicle. Newton was air lifted to Modesto´s Doctor´s Hospital where he is being treated for major injuries. He has been placed under arrest for driving under the influence.
His passenger was air lifted to Modesto´s Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Written by Bill Johnson