Congressman's relative killed in Mariposa car wreck

The driver killed when his pickup struck a tree in the rain on Christmas morning has been identified as Christopher James Radanovich, 21, of Mariposa.

Radanovich is the son of Richard Radanovich and a third cousin of Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa.

George Radanovich said the family is devastated by the young man's death. The California Highway Patrol said Christopher Radanovich lost control of the silver Toyota pickup on Darrah Road, about a mile and a half south of Triangle Road, about 7:45 a.m.

The truck went down an embankment and struck a tree.