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Head-On Crash Claims The Life Of A Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 140 in the Catheys Valley area has claimed the life of a Mariposa man.

At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in a 2006 Newmar Ventana motorhome, when for unknown reasons, he drifted across the center line and into oncoming eastbound traffic, according to CHP.

Robert Shaw, 31, of Mariposa was westbound in a 2006 Subaru, and was struck head-on by the motorhome. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Bobby Shaw, 69, also of Mariposa, was a passenger in the Subaru and was airlifted to Doctor’s Hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the motorhome suffered only minor injuries, according to CHP.

The accident remains under investigation, however at this time CHP does not consider alcohol to have been a factor.

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