Wednesday Jun 27 2012
Loomis doctor and wife recovering after fatality accident
By: Staff Report
Loomis doctor Gary Gramm, 68, and his wife, Karen, 65, are recovering from injuries sustained in a three-car accident on Interstate 80 that left one man dead. A Vacaville man was killed June 17 in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Rocklin. The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m., touched off by a collision between two vehicles on eastbound I-80, just east of the Rocklin Road exit. Auburn resident Gary Gramm, 68, who has a Loomis medical practice, was driving a Mercedes-Benz involved in the initial collision. He received moderate injuries. His wife, Karen Gramm, 65, was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered major injuries. Both were taken to UC Davis Medical Center, in Sacramento. Gary Gramm said on Monday his wife has been released from the hospital and both are recovering from their injuries. He said he is now back at work. Officer David Martinez reported that the Mercedes turned over at least once before coming to rest in an eastbound lane. A California Highway Patrol report said that a pickup involved in the initial collision flipped and hopped the center median, crashing into a westbound Honda Civic and killing the driver of the car instantly. The Honda driver killed in the crash was identified as Billy Tyler, 80, of Vacaville. A passenger, Lois Tyler, 75, of Vacaville, was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major injuries. The driver of the pickup that crossed over the median ? 19-year-old Brigit Udell, of Rocklin ? was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major injuries. As of press time, there was no update on her condition.