Richard Alvarez Hurt in Sonora Car Accident on Chicken Ranch Road
Sonora, California – Richard Alvarez, 69, of Modesto sustained injuries in a traffic accident on Chicken Ranch Road in Sonora on Monday, March 22, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 2005 Mercedes sedan was traveling northbound on Chicken Ranch Road behind a 2001 Mercedes sedan when the first Mercedes, due to its speed, swerved and traveled up an embankment on the right shoulder.
The 2005 Mercedes then rolled onto the passenger side of the 2001 Mercedes.
The incident occurred at around 3:50 p.m.
The driver of the 2005 Mercedes, Albert Roman III, 20, of Oakdale, and his passengers, Nathaniel Stetson, 19, of Ceres and a 16-year-old Oakdale girl, fled from the scene after the crash.
Alvarez was a passenger in the 2001 Mercedes, which was being driven by Floyd Johnson Jr, 60, of Modesto. CHP said Alvarez sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Roman was located and arrested at a property near the crash scene shortly after. Stetson and the other passenger were also located near the scene of the accident.
Roman was arrested for hit-and-run while Stetson was taken into custody for delaying a peace officer. They were both booked into the Tuolumne County jail.
Stetson was later found to be carrying a clear baggy with a white crystal substance, believed to be Methamphetamine, one of his shoes. He was charged with bringing a controlled substance into a jai.
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