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Michael Tillman Injured in Placerville Car and Truck Crash on Highway 50

Michael Tillman Injured in Placerville Car and Truck Crash on Highway 50Michael Tillman Hospitalized After Road Accident Near Ice House Road Thursday

Placerville, CA (April 20, 2021)Michael Tillman escaped death in a traffic collision that occurred on Highway 50 on April 15, Thursday.

The Mountain Democrat published an article online indicated 39-year-old Michael Tillman was operating a 2012 Volvo Tractor pulling a flatbed trailer. The truck was heading west on Highway 50 in Placerville.

According to the article published online, the horrbile crash took place when a 2017 Jeep Cherokee swerved into the opposite lanes and went directly into the path of the truck. Officials said Michael Tillman was unable to avoid, and crashed head-on into the smaller vehicle.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Placerville Collision [April 15]

Authorities said the force from the impact caused the big rig to careen into the right-hand shoulder of the highway. The truck ended up crashing into the dirt embankment, then came to a rest. Responding paramedics rendered aid to Michael Tillman for minor injuries. As a precaution, an amnbulance transported the truck driver to Marshall Hospital.

Meanwhile, officers said the driver of the Jeep Cherokee sadly died as a result of the crash. The Placerville office of the California Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 45-year-old Diane Martini.

Further investigation on the catastrophic incident is ongoing.

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