Camino accident kills two Placerville men

By From page A6 | November 15, 2013

An accident on Nov. 9 on Barkley Road in Camino claimed the lives of two Placerville men.

Trent Wanta, 23, was driving his 2001 Toyota Echo westbound on Barkley Road at 7:10 p.m. with Cody Clevland, 24, as his passenger, a CHP report stated.

Driving at an unknown rate of speed, Wanta failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway, hitting a tree stump and causing the car to go airborne. The car rotated counter-clockwise in the air and struck a large redwood tree on the passenger’s side of the car. Both men suffered fatal injuries from the collision.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, the report stated.

Cole Mayer

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