Gerald Kearby, 65, was killed Monday when his white Ford pick-up truck veered off the road and overturned on Pescadero Creek Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 6:32 p.m. CHP patrolmen from the Redwood City district office responded.

A report prepared by investigating officer J. Blunt states that it appears that Kearby was driving west along Pescadero Creek Road west of Roy Gulch Road, but lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The vehicle crossed the eastbound lane and collided with a tree.

Paramedics pronounced Kearby dead at the scene.

Kearby was well known as a pioneer in online music. He co-founded Liquid Audio, now Liquid Digital Media, one of the first secure platforms for the distribution of online music. He testified before Congress on digital rights issues, according to his biography for Neurotone Inc. Kearby received the 2000 Software Developers Forum Visionary Award.

Kearby served as chief executive for Neurotone, a company that works on media enhancement products and auditory rehabilitation efforts for those suffering hearing loss. A self-deprecating explanation of his most recent work endeavors appears on his LinkedIn profile. It reads, “I figured that after years of contributing to hearing loss working for rock bands, teaching drum corps and building technologies for recording studios, that I should try to build technologies to help with the hearing loss I helped create.”

If there are witnesses with more information, contact Officer Blunt at (650) 369-6261 ext. 325.

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John Charles Ullom

Too young for that. Sounds like he was a nice man.

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