Coroner identifies mother, son killed in Tehama County crash

Jul 20, 2015 7:11 PM by News Staff

A Marysville mother and 10-year-old child were killed Friday night in a crash on Highway 99 near Dairyville.

Lori Wellemeyer, 36, and her 10-year-old son Drew Wellemeyer were passengers in a 1999 Dodge pickup when the right-front tire blew out, causing the vehicle to hit a tree.

Andrew Wellmeyer, husband of Lori and father of Drew, was driving the truck and suffered serious injuries.

According to a GoFundMe account set up on behalf of the family, Andrew and his six-year-old daughter remain hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center. A third child was not seriously injured in the crash.

Investigators say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash, Andrew Wellemeyer was not speeding, and all of the passengers were wearing their seatbelts.


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