Chad Baugh Killed in Head-On Accident on Highway 120 [Jamestown, CA]

Chad Baugh Killed in Head-On Accident on Highway 120 [Jamestown, CA]
Chad Baugh Killed in Head-On Accident on Highway 120 [Jamestown, CA]

Unsafe Passing Causes Fatal Head-On Accident in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, CA (January 17, 2022)Chad Baugh was killed in a head-on accident on Highway 130 west of Jamestown late Saturday afternoon.
The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on January 8, near La Grange Road, about nine miles east of Knights Ferry. According to the CHP, Baugh was driving a 2013 Hyundai sedan at a high rate of speed. He was approaching the rear of a 2007 Subaru SUV, driven 53-year-old Chunli Yao of Pleasanton. At the same time, 55-year-old Ronnie Henley of Waterford was driving a 1999 Ford pickup approaching eastbound.
Baugh tried to pass Yao, crossing the double yellow lines directly into Henley’s path. The Hyundai and the Ford collided head-on. Debris from the crash then hit Yao’s SUV.
As a result, Baugh suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. He was a 36-year-old Modesto resident, according to the Tuolumne County Coroner’s Office.
Henley suffered serious injuries and was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Yao was uninjured.
At this time, it is unclear if alcohol or drugs was a factor in the crash. Further investigation is underway.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Chad Baugh.

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