Driver was distracted in second crash, per officials

Christina O'Haver, The Union Democrat

A woman who struck and killed a jogger in an October auto accident was involved in a wreck Sunday in Jamestown, also allegedly involving distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at 7:42 a.m. Tashina Hatler, 23, of Jamestown, was driving her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu north on Highway 49 about 40 mph when she looked down at her cell phone to press the speaker button and struck a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, CHP said.

The Blazer had also been traveling north but stopped for a one-way traffic control. Hatler's vehicle pushed the Blazer forward and the driver, Chris Dunivan, 39, steered left to avoid another collision, a CHP report said.

The passenger in the Blazer, Charles Dunivan, 65, was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. He complained of neck and back pain, the report said.

Hatler complained of pain to her back and told the CHP she would seek treatment.

All people involved were wearing seatbelts.

The CHP said the accident was caused by Hatler driving too fast for conditions and averting her attention to her cell phone.

CHP spokesman Officer Nick Norton said Hatler will lose a point on her driver's license for causing the crash.

Hatler last fall was involved in a fatal wreck also involving distracted driving.

The Oct. 26 incident happened about 6:30 a.m. Hatler struck 27-year-old Sonora

resident Amy Wayne, who was jogging south on Jamestown Road, according to the CHP.

The CHP formally completed its investigation into the accident Jan. 2 and determined Hatler was distracted when she struck the woman. CHP Officer Ken Bruce said she had just leaned over to adjust her car stereo.

Because Hatler didn't see Wayne until after adjusting her stereo and didn't stop in time, her speed was "unsafe for conditions," Bruce said.

Hatler's 1999 Toyota was traveling about 40 mph when she hit Wayne, the CHP said.

A neighbor performed CPR but was unable to revive Wayne, who died of "blunt-force trauma," according to the CHP.

The Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office did not file a complaint against Hatler regarding Wayne's death.

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