FTC on Highway 104 Kills 80 Year Old

FTC on Highway 104 Kills 80 Year Old

 The CHP has released more information regarding yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 4th) afternoon’s fatal collision on Highway 104, near the Amador - Sacramento County line.  According to reports, an 80 year old driver of a 2000 Toyota Camry was driving eastbound on 104 at 55 mph.  A 23 year old driver on a John Deer tractor, towing farm equipment, was heading westbound on 104 at 18 mph.  A pilot vehicle was traveling just ahead of the tractor with overhead strobe lights activated.  The farm equipment was protruding partially into the eastbound lane, but was doing so in a legal manner.  The driver of the Toyota passed the pilot vehicle, clearing the tractor, but failed to clear the farm equipment.  The left front of the Toyota impacted with the left front of the farm equipment (which was a thrasher/roller), causing major damage to the Camry’s driver side.  The 80 year old driver suffered fatal injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead by EMS on-scene.  Both directions of 104 were closed for approximately two hours. The accident is under investigation and the name of the deceased driver has not been released pending notification of need of kin.

Written by KVGC Staff

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