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Calaveras County Suffers First 2009 Traffic Related Fatality

San Andreas, CA — Calaveras County suffered its first traffic related fatality of the new year this morning when a junvenile male was struck by a vehicle at 6:42 at a bus stop at Commanche and Cobb Lane in the Wallace-Burson area.

The CHP, CAL Fire, Jenny Lind and Foothill Fire all responded to the accident. The youngster was transported by ground ambulance to Mark Twain-St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was scheduled to be lifeflighted to another hospital.

However hospital officials related to CHP Office Jaime Castillo that the youth died prior to the lifeflight.

The incident is still under investigation. Identities of the juvenile and the driver of the Chrysler vehicle have not been released.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com