Driver in Hwy 99 Fatal Crash near Durham Pentz Road Dies

Feb 10, 2014 7:50 PM

A second person has now died in a rollover accident just south of Chico.

The fatal accident happened on Sunday, February 2nd on Highway 99 near the Durham off ramp exit.

The Butte County Coroner’s office has confirmed 33 year old Emily Lupercio from Orland died on Wednesday, three days after the accident occurred.

Lupercio was in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center after rolling her Ford Explorer.

46 year old Bruce Rhett from Chico died at the scene.

According to California Highway Patrol, Rhett was not wearing a seatbelt, other passengers suffered moderate injuries and have been released from the hospital.

Investigators say alcohol was a factor in this crash.


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