Three people are injured, but remain alive after a car crashed into a light pole, through a fence, and ran into a tree on the California State University, Stanislaus campus.
The accident occurred at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, as a green Acura Integra traveled eastbound on Christoffersen Parkway crashing onto the CSU Stanislaus campus, just north of the student residential parking lot.
The University Police Department and the City of Turlock responded along with Turlock firefighters and paramedics.
An hour after the crash, the equipment used remove the injured from the car was still on the ground and paramedics were still attending to one person on a stretcher.
Two males, a Johansen High School student (whose name is yet to be released) and a 2013 Denair High School graduate, Tyler Brown, were taken to the hospital by helicopter.
Ashlee Deminsky, Brown's girlfriend and a Turlock High School student who transferred from Denair High School this year, was ejected from the car. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Many details have yet to be revealed regarding the status of all those injured. However, many people are posting on Facebook expressing their concern and praying for those involved.
Deminsky posted on Facebook, “Thanks for all the prayers & thanks to everyone that has came in to see me. Praying for you too Tyler Brown.”
On Sunday, at about 8 p.m., she updated everyone that she has been released from the hospital.
Tyler Brown is still in the hospital at Memorial Medical Emergency/Trauma Center while Facebook posts suggest that he is recovering.
Brown’s grandmother, Janet Berger, posted to his Facebook, “Back to see Tyler Brown my grandson this will b fun today he is a SEAHAWKS fan n I am a 49er fan we will b watching the game together while he is laying in the hospital.”
Jodi McClure commented to TurlockCityNews.com on Facebook that her son, the Johansen High School student, was the driver of the vehicle.
While some Facebook comments alleged that drinking and partying were factors in the wreck and that the driver had died, McClure stated otherwise.
“No. My son was driving. Toxicology showed no drugs or alcohol and I'm staring at him right now..pulling thru this ordeal. So there's the real story,”McClure posted.
McClure has posted to Facebook many updates on her son’s condition, from the initial post stating that he was in a car accident and later an update that he had been put into a medical coma, to the recent update regarding the need to lower brain swelling and that he is leveled out again.
Many people are posting on Facebook sending their thoughts, prayers, and support to the families of the others injured as well.
“I can’t begin to say how blessed I’m feeling to know how much support he has,” stated McClure on her Facebook page. “I’m truly overwhelmed right now. There’s no way he won’t make with all you prayer warriors. Thanks kids, so much.”
Turlock Police have not released any information regarding the cause of the wreck but TurlockCityNews.com reports that the engine flew from the car and was seen lying on the other side of the tree that was hit, which may imply speed as a factor.
Police remained on scene to investigate the incident for several hours after the last person was seen being taken away from the crash by paramedics.
The engine of the car was flown from the vehicle and is lying on the other side of the tree that was hit. 12-07-13
Photo: David Fransen