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.