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Beloved Escalon School Worker And Former Fire Chief Killed In Crash Caused By Alleged Drunk Driver

CBS Sacramento logo CBS Sacramento 6/16/2022 Syndicated Local – CBS Sacramento

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A beloved Escalon school worker was killed in a violent crash caused by a suspected drunk driver over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol said the 20-year-old suspect was driving under the influence on Jack Tone Road, southeast of Stockton on Saturday night when he crashed into another driver head-on going 100 miles an hour.

In the other car was Kurt Pettitt, 56, a maintenance and transportation employee in Escalon Unified. With him were a passenger and two dogs. All four were ejected from the vehicle.


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Pettitt was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. The passenger suffered moderate injuries. The conditions of the dogs are unknown.

According to the Escalon Times, Pettitt was also assistant chief of the Collegeville Fire Department.

The alleged DUI driver was arrested.

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