TURLOCK — Investigators have determined that neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in a crash that left three people injured on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus.
The accident occurred about 4:40 a.m. Saturday when a green Acura left Christoffersen Parkway and went onto campus, hitting a fence and then a tree.
Two juvenile males were pinned inside; rescue crews worked for an hour to free the driver. According to the Turlock Fire Department, it took more than 30 medical and fire personnel to get the driver out of the car.
Turlock Police Sgt. Neil Cervenka said Monday that the investigation into the crash continues; toxicology tests on the driver came back negative for drugs or alcohol. Speed was a factor, he said. The road was wet at the time of the accident, and it was dark. Investigators were taking measurements Monday to determine just how fast the driver was going.
A female passenger was ejected; she was treated at a hospital and released. A male passenger remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The driver is in intensive care with life-threatening injuries, Cervenka said.