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Man Identified In Fatal Car Accident On Italian Bar Road

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Columbia, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department has identified the body of a man involved in a car accident Wednesday as 59-year-old George Andrews.

CHP officials say Andrews, who lived in Columbia was found in his overturned Subaru about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. A report indicates that the man left a friend´s home on Italian Bar Road at about 10:30 Tuesday night. Authorities say his co-workers became concerned when he failed to show up for work Wednesday.

A search turned up Andrews car at the base of a 60-foot embankment upside down in the Stanislaus River off of Italian Bar Road. CHP says it appears that the man failed to negotiate a curve in the road.