Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 07:49:15 :
Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, August 15, 1985
Section A, page 4
Man dies as truck hit on highway
A 32-year-old San Rafael man was killed Wednesday after the truck he was driving southbound on Highway 101 about 3:15 p.m. was struck by another vehicle.
Dead is Kevin Purcell. He was thrown from his truck after it flipped and landed on the shoulder of the highway. He suffered massive injuries and was pronounced dead at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda.
The driver of the other car, 29-year-old Cynthia Yee of Novato, and two passengers riding in her car were not hurt, officials said.
According to the highway patrol, Yee was driving south in the fast lane at 60 mph when her car veered into Purcell’s lane and struck the left side of the truck, causing it to flip.
The accident occurred north of the Pacheco Creek overcrossing near the Ignacio exit.
Yee’s car continued out of control after hitting Purcell’s truck, finally coming to rest on the shoulder of the offramp.
The accident is under investigation.
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