Fatal crash closes Highway 299 in Whiskeytown

Aug 25, 2015 2:22 PM by News Staff

A fatal crash is blocking Highway 299 in both directions, and officials say the closure could be in place until 3 p.m.

The crash, involving a big rig and a pickup truck, happened around 10:30 a.m. near the Whiskey Creek Bridge.

A 39-year-old man from Lewiston was driving the pickup and died in the crash. The big rig driver was not injured.

California Highway Patrol investigators say the crash happened when the pickup crossed over the center divide and clipped the big rig.

Action News Now has a crew on the scene and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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