Retired Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Lawrence Dies in Ione Head-On Crash
IONE, CA (September 18, 2019) – A retired Amador County sheriff’s deputy died in a head-on crash Wednesday morning in Ione.
The crash happened around 7:40 a.m. on Highway 88, just east of Highway 104.
According to the CHP, a 63-year-old Mark Lawrence of Ione was driving his pickup truck on his way to work when his vehicle drifted onto a nearby shoulder. He then crashed head-on with a big rig.
As a result, Lawrence suffered severe injuries. Paramedics airlifted him to a hospital, where he later died.
Meanwhile, the driver of the big rig was unharmed.
Officials said Lawrence worked for the sheriff’s office for 26 years and retired in 2010. He was sworn in as a court security deputy in 2014.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Mark Lawrence.
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