Six-Vehicle DUI Crash on State Route 99 near French Camp Road Left Several Fatalities

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA (April 6, 2023) – Early Friday morning, a suspected DUI crash on State Route 99 took the lives of four people.

According to the CHP, the collision happened around 12:25 a.m. after a northbound black Honda Accord rear-ended a U-Haul truck towing a flatbed trailer.

Subsequently, the U-Haul driver lost control and veered into the passenger side of a tractor-trailer.

A 32-year-old woman driving a Honda made a U-turn on SR-99 and drove southbound in the northbound lanes. The Honda then collided head-on with a black Subaru Impreza driven by a 19-year-old man from Pasco, Washington.

Ultimately, the Honda comes to stop facing north in the center median. Responding personnel declared the solo-female driver dead at the scene. Police believed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

After the head-on collision, the Subaru struck the black GMC Denali pickup towing a white utility trailer, which was being driven by Peter Laidlaw, 40, from Grass Valley.

The Subaru came to rest in the northbound lane facing south where it collided head-on with a Chevrolet Suburban driven by 40-year-old Nicholas Craggs of Stockton.

Tragically, all three occupants of the Subaru died at the scene. Meanwhile, Craggs sustained major injuries. He was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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