A 49-year-old woman was in critical condition Tuesday after crashing her car into a boulder in Copperopolis.
Valerie Jean Maschal, of Copperopolis, was driving a 2009 Ford Mustang north on Little John Road at an unknown speed around 9:15 a.m. when she entered the dirt shoulder north of Quiver Street and crashed into a boulder, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The vehicle bounced back into the northbound lane and came to a rest on its hood.
Maschal, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to Modesto Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
The collision was still under investigation Tuesday.
The Union Democrat is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Tuesday through Saturday. E-Edition or Print Plus subscribers have full access.
If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access. Circulation: 209-533-3614
Weekly Arts and entertainment guide for Calaveras and Tuolumne counties