Hwy 99 at South Avenue near Corning reopens after accident

Feb 6, 2014 1:33 PM

Two people were taken to Enloe Medical Center after head-on collision on Highway 99 just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

The driver of the white Nissan Altima Barbara Vazquez, 20, from Corning was inside the turning lane to make a left turn onto South Avenue from northbound Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Vazquez was carrying too much speed, and tried to avoid hitting the car that was in front of her which was trying to turn that is when she veered to the southbound lane causing the head-on collision, said Dustin Rawlins, Red Bluff CHP officer.

The Nissan Altima collided with a green Dodge Dakota causing injuries to 70-year-old Frank Felice Jr. from Chico.

Felice Jr. had to be extricated from his vehicle and was airlifted to Enloe Medical Center.

Cal-Trans helped direct traffic for about an hour until crews cleared the scene.

Vazquez was treated at Enloe Medical Center and has been discharged, while Felice Jr. remains in fair condition.


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