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Murphys Man Dies After Head-On Crash

A 44-year-old postal worker from Murphys has died of injuries he suffered in a head-on collision yesterday afternoon.

Highway patrol officers say William Gellaspie was driving a postal vehicle on Tuolumne Road, when a Pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Joseph Opie swerved into the wrong lane. Investigators believe Opie may have fallen asleep. Gellaspie┬┤s vehicle was not equipped with seat belts. He was airlifted from the scene to Modesto┬┤s Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly before 9:00 p.m. Opie was treated for moderate injuries in Sonora.

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