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Galt woman killed in Maui car crash, husband critically injured

Galt resident Danille McColloch, 36, was one of four people killed Saturday in Maui in a four-car collision.

McColloch and San Mateo resident Charles Whipple, 38, were riding in the back seat of a white Toyota Camry driven by 70-year-old Maui resident Jack Carreras when a Dodge pickup truck crossed over a painted median and rammed into their car, according to the Maui Police Department.

McColloch, Whipple and Carreras were pronounced dead at the scene, as was Dodge driver Raymundo Hernandez-Ramirez of Maui.

The Camry’s other rear-seat passenger, a 38-year-old man from Galt, was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. A 36-year-old San Mateo woman riding in the front passenger seat was transported to the same hospital in stable condition. Both were wearing seat belts, while McColloch and Whipple were not, according to Maui police officials.

The Camry veered into the far lane after being hit by Hernandez-Ramirez, colliding with another pickup truck and a minivan. A minivan passenger from Studio City was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

A GoFundMe page established for the family identified Brett McColloch as Danille’s husband and the man in critical condition, and Jenn Whipple as the woman in stable condition. Public records show the McCollochs have lived in their current address in Galt since 2010.

Danille McColloch, born Danille Bittle, was an alumna of Deer Valley High School in Antioch and Sacramento State who worked as a recruiting manager for Apple, according to her Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. She left behind two children, ages 6 and 2.

An initial investigation revealed speed as a factor in the collision, according to police. The involvement of drugs and alcohol are still undetermined, police said.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052; @BenjyEgel

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