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Oakdale’s Peggy Campbell Killed In Hwy 120/108 Accident

Sonora, CA — 62 year old Peggy Campbell of Oakdale was killed in a two vehicle collision Saturday afternoon at 4:25 on Hwy 108-120 east of LaGrange Rd.

According to the CHP report 19 year old Ryan Rice of Merced was westbound in a 2003 Subaru traveling at 55 mph when for an unknown reason he allowed his vehicle to cross over the solid double yellow line into the eastbound lane where it collided with a 1998 Honda driven by 65 year old Richard Campbell of Oakdale. The point of collision was the passengers’ side of both vehicles.

Peggy Campbell had to be removed from the vehicle by the jaws-of-life. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was lifeflighted to Modesto’s Memorial Hospital with both arms and legs broken.

Rice suffered only minor injuries with a complaint of pain to a knee and hip. He was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center. Rice’s passenger, 14 year old Emily Via of Merced, suffered two broken ankles. She was also transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Campbell’s death marks the fourth traffic related fatality of the year in Tuolumne County.

With the passing of 16 year old Trenton Montgomery of Mountain Ranch this morning at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, there have now been nine traffic related fatalities in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties this year. Montgomery was the fourth to die from the March 1 two vehicle collision on Mountain Ranch Rd. that also took the lives of his two sisters, 22 year old Kallie and 17 year old Skye, and 34 year old Jeremy Peters.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com