Witnesses: Driver was Speeding, Using Cellphone Just Before Lodi Crash

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There are plenty of people willing to describe what they saw in the moments just before this horrific crash claimed six lives.

“He was on the phone. You could definitely see the phone held up to his ear,” said Jamie McDonald.

McDonald said she and her husband were almost hit by an SUV involved in the wreck first, as it was driving by going 60 to 70 mph down neighborhood roads.

“So, right hand phone, left-hand wheel. Going pretty much down the middle of the road. I didn’t see him weaving, he was in the middle of the lane- splitting the lanes,” McDonald said.

Still, Lodi Police have not made any arrests, telling us it’s been hard enough in this six-car collision to determine who was in what vehicle. They did serve a search warrant at a hospital where a 28-year-old man is in critical condition.

“We haven’t determined who was at fault in this collision, so we certainly don’t want to arrest or charge anyone at this point. We haven’t even had an opportunity to speak with the subject,” said Lodi Police Lieutenant Sierra Brucia.

And if Lodi Police aren’t identifying or arresting the driver, family of the man who owns the SUV are saying they don’t know who was behind the wheel either.

“Yeah, I heard it was my grandpa’s truck,” said one man we contacted about the wreck.

He said his grandfather is in his 70’s and in the hospital, and he says he doesn’t have any idea who could’ve been behind the wheel of the SUV that night.

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