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Highway 4 Accident Claims One Life

A 49 year old Hathaway Pines man is dead after a single vehicle accident at about 10:30 last night on Highway 4. Highway Patrol officers say Harold Yerkes was driving west of Murphys at about 65 miles per hour, when he lost control on a curve, ran his car down the side of a hill into several trees, and was ejected.

His passenger, 42 year old Sandra Cheek of Murphys was taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto with head and neck injuries.