Pescadero News reports that digital music producer Gerald Kearby died earlier
this month when his truck veered off a San Mateo County road and crashed
into a tree. Kearby was well respected and had a very successful career
as a music producer, capped off with the cofounding of an online music
company – Liquid Audio.
Initial reports indicate that he Kearby lost control of his truck while
he was driving near Roy Gulch Road. He tried to straighten out his truck
but overcompensated, hitting a tree and flipping the car. Kearby died
at the scene.
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