Twain Harte, CA…On February 16, 2020 at approximately 7:30pm, 21-year-old Zachary Morris of Twain Harte was driving his 1995 Toyota Corolla along with his passenger, 24-year-old Kyle Rooks of Sonora. They were traveling eastbound on Joaquin Gully Road, west of Middle Camp Road at approximately 40 miles per hour when Mr. Morris allowed his vehicle to drift to the right onto the south shoulder and collide with a street sign. After the impact with the street sign, the vehicle continued in a southerly direction and collided with some large trees.
Both Mr. Morris and Mr. Rooks suffered major injuries and were transported by air ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment. Mr. Morris was placed under arrest for Felony suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily injury. Due to Mr. Morris’ injuries, he was released to the care of the hospital.
This collision is still under investigation and both occupants were believed to have been wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.