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Columbia Resident Injured In O’Byrnes Ferry Rd. “Head-on”

Calaveras County, CA — 55 year old Stephen Eckert of Columbia sustained a possible fractured left arm following a head-on collision on O´Byrnes Ferry Rd. near the entrance to the Peninsula Estates residential subdivision.

The two vehicle accident occured during the two o´clock hour Wednesday afternoon when 63 year old Larry Banres was traveling northbound on O´Byrnes Ferry Rd. He attempted to make a left hand turn onto Sanguinetti Rd. turning right in front of a southbound 1993 Toyota driven by 55 year old Stephen Eckert of Copperopolis.

The two vehicles collided causing extensive damage to the respective front ends. Barnes was uninjured. According to the C.H.P. report Barnes was traveling at 35mph while Eckert´s speed was listed at 50mph.

Alcohol was not considered a contributing factor.

Written by Bill Johnson