Fatal crash closes Highway 162 in Oroville

Oct 23, 2014 4:35 PM by News Staff

Highway 162 in Oroville is closed at Arbol Avenue while authorities investigate the cause of a head-on collision that killed one person and injured three others.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 1:50 p.m. when the driver of a white pickup swerved into oncoming traffic. The pickup's driver was pronounced dead at the scene and CHP officials say a medical condition may have led to the crash.

In addition to the fatality, three other people suffered injuries, one person was flown to Enloe Medical Center while another was transported via ambulance. The third person was transported to Oroville Hospital.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 162 is being detoured at Foothill Boulevard while westbound traffic is being detoured at Arbol Avenue. CHP officials say Highway 162 will be closed for several hours.


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