Fiery Wreck Shuts Down Highway 49 Wednesday

Fiery Wreck Shuts Down Highway 49 Wednesday

The woman arrested for driving on a wheel rim causing sparks which allegedly ignited the 450 acre Willow Fire in the San Andreas area was involved in a fiery wreck that shut down Highway 49 in Tuolumne County Wednesday. According to the Tuolumne CHP, 45 year old Renee Ilene Hogan of San Andreas is in critical but stable condition at UC Davis Intensive Care Unit with serious burns. Hogan was driving a Ford F250 truck southbound on the highway nearing Springfield Road, when for unknown reasons she crossed into the path of a northbound peterbuilt dump truck, driven by 57 year old Larry Robinson Jr. from Modesto. The vehicles hit head-on with Hogan’s bursting into flames and the dump truck overturned, spilling its load of sand and blocking the highway for several hours. Robinson sustained minor injuries in the wreck. The accident is under investigation. 

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