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3 Killed and 4 Injured on Midpines Crash

Monday, August 16, 2010

Authorities in Mariposa County have released new details about a crash that killed three people and injured four others.

It happened Saturday on Highway 140 near Midpines. The Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old woman driving a Ford Bronco drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a motorcycle.

Both people on the motorcycle were killed. They've now been identified as 39-year-old Deana Smith and 43-year-old Michael Smith of Chowchilla.

The Bronco then crashed into a Ford Escape, killing the driver, 55-year-old Sharon Law of El Portal.

The four people in the Bronco suffered moderate to major injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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