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Angels Camp Police Officer Killed In Murphys Grade Wreck

Murphys, CA — Angels Camp Police Officer Jared Poortinga died Saturday while driving his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle on Murphys Grade Road at around 10 a.m.

The CHP says the 30-year old was off duty at the time.

Poortinga leaned his bike into a 30-mile per hour curve near French Gulch Road when the frame struck the roadway causing him to lose control.

Poortinga crossed over the double yellow lines and into the path of a Ford Explorer driven by Ann Kemmer of Peteluma.

Poortinga died at the scene. Kemmer, who tried to avoid the collision, was not injured.

Written by Vanessa Turner.