Oakmont News Staff Report
A former Daly City doctor who had been living in Oakmont died in a horrific crash as he was turning out of Oakmont onto Highway 12 early on Thursday, April 2.
The California Highway Patrol said the victim, identified as Dr. Harry “Jeff” Gee, died when the Honda Civic he was driving was T-boned by a tree-trimming truck whose driver ran a red light on Highway 12 at the west entrance to Oakmont.
The truck driver was booked at Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and causing injury while driving under the influence.
The CHP said the driver was an employee of a Santa Rosa-based tree service who was towing a wood chipper with the work truck and was eastbound on Highway 12 approaching Oakmont Drive around 7:30 a.m. when he entered the intersection on a red light.
The intersection was clogged for several hours after the accident while traffic was diverted around the wreckage.