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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2017 08:45 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/14/2017 08:45 AM
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Sacramento Man Lost His Life in Hwy 49 Big Rig Collision

Mokelumne Hill, CA...At about 8:30pm a 42 year old Sacramento man was operating a combination commercial vehicle consisting of a truck tractor and it's two trailers, hauling asphalt from Carson Hill Rock Products in Angels Camp to a highway paving project on Hwy 88 in Amador County. He was traveling northbound on Hwy 49, north of Mokelumne Hill descending a grade towards the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge. He reached a speed of over 40 mph, which was too fast for the truck he was driving on the steep curved roadway.

He lost control of the truck which ran up an embankment along the east roadway edge. As the truck tractor and one trailer started to overturn back onto the roadway the driver came out of the cab and was struck by the trailer as it overturned onto it's left side causing the driver to suffer fatal injuries.

Hwy 49 had to be closed from Moekelumne Hill to Amador County for 5 1/2 hours while the collision was being investigated and the spilled asphalt was being removed from the roadway.

From all of us at our thoughts and prayers are with the driver's family and friends and also the emergency personnel who had to work the incident.

The driver's name will be released following notifications to next of kin. Alcohol or drugs are not believed to to be a factor in this collision.

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Posted on: 2017-07-14 08:53:40   By: Anonymous
What a shame. Instead of spending money on a bullet train, we should build bridges over the Moke River and at Jackass Hill , etc to serve far more taxpayers than a train between two cities

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    Posted on: 2017-07-14 09:12:54   By: Anonymous
    What the hell does that mean?

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      Posted on: 2017-07-14 10:36:09   By: Anonymous
      It means that you should have left Calaveras county at some point in your pathetic life.

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        Posted on: 2017-07-14 11:09:17   By: Anonymous

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          Re: Driver
          Posted on: 2017-07-14 11:20:11   By: Anonymous
          May Jesus's angels guide you to God's house and may your spirit be at peace and may you reunite with loved ones now and in the future. Your mind and spirit live on forever and you are in eternal peace. God bless you and your family in Jesus name.
          To the family,
          This is an accident, and only an accident. While descending the grade with brake and Jake brake applied maybe he missed a gear I don't know for sure.

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            Re: Driver
            Posted on: 2017-07-14 12:50:37   By: Anonymous
            Take her down the hill one gear higher than when you went up.

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              Re: Driver
              Posted on: 2017-07-14 14:48:19   By: Anonymous
              Might have been the problem
              I think you meant to say "Lower"

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                Re: Driver
                Posted on: 2017-07-15 10:25:19   By: Anonymous
                Nope did not mean "lower".

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                  Re: Driver
                  Posted on: 2017-07-15 18:57:49   By: Anonymous
                  I bet he wished it was in a lower gear,

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            Re: Driver
            Posted on: 2017-07-14 15:02:01   By: Anonymous
            Be respectful not everyone is a bible beater!

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              Re: Driver
              Posted on: 2017-07-14 16:16:01   By: Anonymous
              What are you talking about? Who has been disrespectful on this post ?

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            Re: Driver
            Posted on: 2017-07-14 16:25:45   By: Anonymous
            This is God, I've been really busy. I've got no one by the name of Driver that's been on the stairway to heaven. I do have a lady buying her stairway to heaven. Half off deal till the end of July.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-14 16:40:25   By: Anonymous
    Why is it that broke idiots always want to talk about tax payers?

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Never met a nice man
Posted on: 2017-07-14 17:44:28   By: Anonymous
He was all about family all I ever wanted was happiness for him he is with his mother now he will be missed.

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My sweet friend of many many years
Posted on: 2017-07-14 22:50:10   By: Anonymous
Big Mike, first I want to say that you are so missed,so loved. My thoughts and prayers go out to your children,yours sisters and your woman. All of your family and friends. Thank you for all was being such a nice person, I hope Jah is pleased with you. And that you are in paradise. Peace always, may your journey be light, and you be present with God!
Love you Mike
My deepest condolences to his entire family at this time of grief 🙏🏾
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