Corey Reynolds Jr., 22, has been in the San Joaquin General Hospital intensive care unit since he crashed a Pontiac Grand Am on the 1300 block of Grant Line Road, just west of MacArthur Road, around 9:30 p.m., according to officer Vince Wyant of the Tracy Police Department.
Reynolds was driving west on Grant Line Road when he went onto the right shoulder, struck a telephone pole and slammed into a row of oleanders, according to Wyant.
Investigators determined that Reynolds was going 61 mph in a 45 mph zone just before he left the road and struck the pole, Wyant said.
Reynolds and his passengers, Rigo Castillo, 25, and Tytianna Goins, 23, both of Stockton, had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters using the Jaws of Life.
Castillo was flown by medical helicopter to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, while Goins was driven by ambulance to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Both were treated for unknown injuries and released Friday, May 3, according to Wyant.
It’s still unclear what caused Reynolds, who isn’t a licensed driver, to leave the roadway, Wyant said.
There is “no indication” that drugs or alcohol are factors, though investigators are still waiting for the results of a toxicology report completed on Reynolds, Wyant said.
“If it did come back positive, then more than likely we’ll seek charges for DUI,” Wyant said. “But this is routine at this point when you have a crash like this.”
At the scene Thursday, it took firefighters almost an hour to remove all of the passengers — Reynolds was the last to be freed.
Police said at the scene that the force of the impact from the crash caused the steering wheel to be thrown out of the right-front passenger window, and it was found about 20 feet from the vehicle.
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