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PG&E worker who died in crash was Woodland resident

By From page A2 | December 02, 2012

An on-duty PG&E worker from Woodland was killed early Friday morning when his truck crashed into a traffic pole in West Sacramento, police said.

Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the man as Tommy Gene Flippo Jr., 57. His cause of death was listed as blunt-force trauma, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of the employee,” PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said Friday. “We’re looking into what occurred and we don’t have any details to share at this time.”

The crash, which involved only the truck, occurred shortly before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Washington Boulevard and Southport Parkway, West Sacramento police Sgt. Nathan Steele said. Responding officers found Flippo dead at the scene.

Police are looking into whether that morning’s storm played a role in the crash, Steele said. The intersection was shut down for several hours while police investigated the scene and made repairs to the traffic pole.

Lauren Keene

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