Family loses another member to auto accident |

Family loses another member to auto accident

The mother of a south county man whose son was killed in an auto crash three months ago was killed Sunday evening after the sport utility vehicle she was driving crossed the double yellow line on Highway 49 and struck another car.

Patricia LasonCQ, 78, of Grass Valley, was driving a 1997 Toyota Rav4 south on Highway 49 at 6:19 p.m. North of Lady Jane Road, she crossed the center of the road on a curve for an unknown reason and struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla, driven by 44-year-old David Dokimos, of Rough and Ready.

The Corolla spun around 180 degrees on its wheels. Dokimos was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with cuts to his face, California Highway Patrol Officer George Kirbyson said.

Lason continued on and struck an embankment, where the SUV overturned. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out of the car, where she died of major head injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Lason was impaired with not having either one of her hands since birth. Kirbyson said she did, however, have a valid drivers license and that the disability most likely was not the cause of the crash.

Patricia Lason was the mother of Larry Lason, whose 9-year-old son, Tyler, was killed April 10 when his small motorcycle collided with another car on the street where both Lasons lived.

Tyler Lason was riding near his home on Creek View Drive when a Chevrolet Blazer driven by 42-year-old Dale Traylor of Penn Valley came around a bend and collided with the boy’s motorcycle.

Traylor faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and made his first court appearance Monday. Larry Lason attended the hearing and declined to comment on his mother’s death at the time.

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