>Sonora / Tuolumne News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown | Union Democrat

Sonora, CA forecast
& Northern California web cams

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Woman hurt in crash dies

Woman hurt in crash dies

A Douglas Flat woman, injured last week when her vehicle collided with logging equipment on Highway 4, died Monday at a Modesto hospital.

Robin Owen-Harding, 42, was hurt Friday morning when the Dodge Ram pickup she was driving struck a large steel assembly that had broken loose from a truck tractor, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The truck tractor, driven by Donald Rector, 56, of Arnold, was entering a curve on Highway 4 near Hathaway Pines about 10 a.m. when the logging equipment it was towing shifted.

A steel assembly detached and was thrown into oncoming traffic, the CHP said.

Owen-Harding was taken by helicopter to Memorial North Medical Center in Modesto.

The trailer, meanwhile, overturned, spilling about 30 gallons of diesel fuel onto the ground, the CHP said. Authorities closed the road for 31/2 hours to clean up the mess.

Rector was not injured in the crash.

Calaveras County has experienced 16 traffic fatalities this year, compared with five in all of 2002.


Follow UnionDemocrat.com

News
Local / Sports / Business / Stocks / News of Record / State / Nation/World / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters
Photos
Union Democrat Photos / Community Photos /
Classifieds
Search Classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Homes / Rentals / Place an Ad
Online Extras
Weather / Local Business Links / Community Links / Photo Reprints
Union Democrat
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use