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Calaveras Man Hurt In Crash

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San Andreas, CA — A Valley Springs man was airlifted to a hospital following a crash near San Andreas.


The CHP reports that 73-year-old Louis Schmitz was driving a Lincoln Navigator on Highway 49 near Cosgrave Road when a large tree limb fell across the highway and blocked both traffic lanes. It occurred during the evening hours, at about 8:45pm. Schmitz could not slowdown in enough time and hit the tree limb. Schmitz suffered reported “major injuries” and was taken to Modesto Memorial Medical Center.


The CHP reports that Schmitz was wearing a seatbelt.

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