On Dec. 17 at approximately 2:36 pm, Jackie Wieczorek, 78, 0f Quincy, was driving her neighbor’s 1994 green Geo Tracker eastbound on SR-70 (East Main Street) on Cemetery Hill within the #2 lane, at a stated of 35-40 mph.
According to the California Highway Patrol, this portion of the roadway had a thin layer of ice on it from snow melt that had refrozen. This condition is common for the location and time of year.
Wieczorek drove the Tracker over the ice, she lost control of the Tracker and it slid out of the eastbound #2 lane and onto the snow-covered dirt shoulder on the south side of the roadway. The tracker then rolled over onto its left side and came to rest facing west against the hillside south of East Main St.
CHP Lt. Chris Parent, the commander of the Quincy area office, happened upon the scene within one minute and assisted Wieczorek out of the Tracker. She had been wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision and only received a minor injury.