Markleeville man dies in auto accident |

Markleeville man dies in auto accident

Staff reports

A Markleeville man was killed Friday after his car struck another truck waiting to turn off Highway 88.

At 6 p.m., Clinton Bryan, 79, was killed when the 1979 Chevy pickup truck collided with a 1998 Dodge pickup and trailer driven by John Marchini, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Marchini and a passenger were driving west on Highway 88 past the California line when they attempted to turn onto River Ranch Road. While waiting for traffic to clear, Bryan’s truck could not stop in time, hit the right side of the trailer and overturned several times.

All parties were wearing their seat belts and no citations were issued.

A memorial service for Bryan will be held at the Genoa Community Church Saturday at 11 a.m.

Bryan was retired from the California Department of Transportation. He was an expert in avalanche control, an avid outdoorsman and sportsman and he spent much of his life exploring in the Sierra Nevada. He also was a retired veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.