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Angels Camp Man Killed In Crash

Murphys, CA — Forty-eight year old Daniel Perkins of Angels Camp was fatally injured Thursday when a big rig lost control of its load on Utica Grade.

The three-axle truck, driven by Larry Clark of Utah, was towing a lightly loaded trailer westbound on Highway 4. While trying to negotiate a curve, Clark´s brakes locked up due to the wet pavement, the California Highway Patrol said.

The trailer entered the oncoming lane of traffic and into the path of Perkins´ Ford diesel pick up. He was killed instantly.

A Ford Expedition driven by 64 year old Sandra Spicer of Murphys was following Perkins. Due to the blunt force of the trailer´s impact, Perkins´ pick up was knocked back into Spicer´s Expedition. She was taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital in San Andreas where she was treated and released.

The highway was closed for two and a half hours and traffic was routed down Power House Road.