Drivers involved in HWY 99 fatal accident identified

May 12, 2014 1:43 PM

The drivers involved in Friday evening’s fatal accident on Highway 99 in Oroville have been identified.

The California Highway Patrol has announced the woman killed in the crash is Jane Rodgers, 58, of Paradise.

Rodgers was killed when a GMC 2500 truck, towing a flatbed trailer southbound on HWY 99 drifted into the northbound lane and hit her Honda head-on.

The driver of the GMC, Vincent Navarro, 36, of Marysville, was transported to Oroville hospital with moderate injuries.

Wyatt Roberts of Gridley was driving behind Rodgers’ Honda and was also involved in the crash, but declined medical treatment.

According to the CHP distracted driving or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, but the cause remains under investigation. The CHP is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the CHP Oroville office at (530) 538-2700.

Click here to read our original report on this crash.


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