16-year-old girl in juvenile hall after killing mother and daughter in car accident
According to a recent article, a mother and her daughter were killed in a fatal car accident that took place on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
As mentioned in the Sacramento Bee, the accident occurred on Wednesday night at the intersection of Tully Road and Rumble Road when Megan Cooley, a 21-year-old girl was driving her mother, Sherri Cooley, 54, in a Ford vehicle.
Sources stated that as they were making an eastbound turn onto Rumble Road, a Mercedes-Benz traveling north hit their vehicle at an “excessive” speed. This caused the Ford vehicle to flip over in front of a home, 168 away from the road., said Modest Police.
Authorities, including first responders, arrived at the scene and worked “for some time” to free the mother and daughter trapped inside.
Unfortunately, Sherri Cooley, the mother, died at the scene. Paramedics were able to rush Megan Cooley to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her own fatal injuries.
The 16-year-old female driver inside the Mercedes along with her two passengers were also injured, and they were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said the article. Her identity was not revealed in the report.
Authorities waited until she was medically cleared before they booked her into Juvenile Hall, “on suspicion of two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence,” according to the article.
Currently, this crash remains under the investigation of the authorities, and further details will be reported at a later time.
From our office, we sincerely extend our deepest condolences to the Cooleys. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family affected by this tragic incident.
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