Twain Harte pedestrian killed

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By JOSHUA WOLFSON

A Twain Harte woman died yesterday after being run over by a pickup, marking the second consecutive weekend with a death on Tuolumne County roads.

Marianne Cox, 43, was taken by helicopter to Doctors Medical Center of Modesto where she died just after 8 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Cox was crossing Joaquin Gully Road at Manzanita Drive in Twain Harte about 5:45 p.m. when she was struck by a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by Diane Banks. Cox was wearing dark clothes at the time, the CHP said.

Banks, 43, of Twain Harte, was driving north on Joaquin Gully, going 10 to 15 mph, and was making a right turn onto Manzanita Drive when she hit Cox, the CHP said.

Cox was caught underneath the truck and suffered a fractured skull, a broken leg, a collapsed lung and other internal injuries, said CHP Officer Tom Wills.

Investigators don't know where she was headed at the time of the accident.

Banks was not injured.

The accident is still under investigation, said Wills, who noted that daylight savings time ended yesterday and it was the first night of early darkness.

With Cox's death, 29 people have died in Tuolumne County traffic accidents this year, eight more than in all of 2002. Last weekend, a South Korean man died in a Big Oak Flat wreck. Jae Soo Lee, 26, was pinned underneath a Ford Expedition that had rolled on Highway 120.

Contact Joshua Wolfson at jwolfson@uniondemocrat.com .

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