Family dentist dies in car accident

A family dentist in northern California died Sunday morning after his car hit a tree and overturned.

The California Highway Patrol said it was responding to a reported crash at the intersection of State Route 641 and Interstate 80 in Puyallups Pass, about 25 miles southeast of Puyalls, at around 6 a.m.

The CHP said a tractor trailer struck the tree, killing 46-year-old Gary Hockett, and the vehicle then overturned.

Puyallums Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene.

The Puyls said Hocketts death was not considered suspicious.

The CHP reported that the driver of the truck had a minor injury.