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Ill Wed sday, Sept 5, 2001 mew"qmlmr Imll Iqformatton that appears in this column ts compiled from the Caltforn z Highway Pa- trol activity lois in Qu|ncy and, tn some cases, Su- Berry Creek, Calif., was dri. ring a 1979 Mack truck with a load of logs Monday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. Collins was driving south- ring northbound on Gold Lake Road Just north of Gold Lake Resort He was traveling downhill at a speed of 48-5,5 mph. As he nesotlated a curve he stepped on his brakes and his vehicle began to pull to the left. Funk chimed he was brak- ing for a deer. The vehicle then veered to the left and Funk lost control of his vehicle. The left front of his vehicle then struck a steel guardrafl, Which caused his vehicle to spin around. It then flipped over onto its top and came to rest upside down, blocking both lanes. Both occupants were wear- ing lap seat belts, but the ve- hicle didn't have a roof and was equipped with a roll bar. The passenger, William Funk, 16, sustained a crushed hand and was taken to East- ern Plumas District Hospital in Portola by his father. The driver said he would seek his own aid. According to the report, the vehicle was equipped with large tires and had a raised suspension that may have made it harder to control than a vehicle equipped with stock tires and stu eusion. bound on LaPorte R ad at a stated speed of 45 mph. Mark Widmer, 49, and"A - fredo Ruiz, 44, both of Love-" sanville. The fact that some- lock, Nev., were cutting wood one has been involved tn an on private property west of automob|le accident does not the roadway and south of constitute lkzbffUy or frmlt In where Collins' truck was add|iron, the reporting ClIP traveling. agency whether in- The men had just cut an 8- Juries in the act'lde are char- foot log in half when one of act lz as minor, the halves began to roll down moJor orf an embankment and toward Ill, Imm the roadway, Minor injuries were report- As he was driving, Collins saw the log rolling and ap- ed in a two-vehlcle incident plied his brakes. He was un- Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9:10 able to predict the movement a.m. of the log, however, and it William C. Fortman, 78, of rolling into the southbound Concord, Calif., was driving a lane and into the path of the 1986 Chevy northbound on logging truck. Highway 89 in the Blairsden Collins was unable to avoid area approaching Highway the log. His vehicle struck the 70. log and pushed it across the Richard R. Lulck, 66, of northbound lane and onto the Chilcoot, was driving a 1987 east shoulder. Chrysler Lebaron westbound on Highway 70 at 60 mph. He mum was approaching the inter- mwth a# Highw TO section with Highway 89. Minor injuries to a Quincy Fortman was not familiar resident were reported in a with the area and failed to no- two-vehicle incident Sunday, rice the stop sign at Highway AUg. 26, at 11:10 p.m. Edward York, 68, of Reno, 70 Ie entered the lntemection dm Nldlmmy was driving a 1996 Dodge without stopping and directly A Paradise man was fatally southbound on Highway 396 into the path of Lu/ck. wounded and a Magaita resi. when he encountered Lester Luiek applied his brakes dent charged with drivingLay, 6,5, of Quincy, in a 1964 and swerved to the right in under the influence in a sin- Plymouth, driving at a slower an effort to avoid a collision. However, there was insuffl- gle-vehicle incident Monday, speed. Aug. 27, at 4:25 p.m. He saw the left turn signal ctent time and distance to Brett Bretzius, 34, of Maga- on the vehicle ahead of him take successfUl evasive ac- lla, was driving a 1991 Peter- but assumed that the driver tion. .The left fl'ont of Luick's ve- bllt on the Ore-Quincy High- was confused so he started to hiele collided into the right way. pass him over the double yel- He was traveling at a high low lines. fl ont ofthe Chevy. rate of spesd when he entered As York made the move, Both vehicles came to a rest on their wheels to the a curve. Lay began to make a left turn north of the westbound lane The truck overturned and into a dirt driveway. of Highway 70. struck a guardraiL York struck the left front The guardrall pierced theside of Lay's vehicle with the Lulck, and his passenger,cab of the truck and the pas- right front end of his vehicle Gary C. Sensor, 19, of senger, David Erickson, 48, and left the road into the dirt Chllcoot, were taken to East. sustained fatal injuries,field and came to a stop ap- ern Plumas District Hospital The driver suffered spinal proximately 120 feet away. in Portola. cord injuries and was airlift- Lay complained of pain to CHRYSLER .3,ross Hnrcl to R.d DURAMAX 6 Sp. Manual Trans. #262sB3 Special .... lessrebate $24,