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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