One dead after single-car collision in Oroville

Sep 13, 2015 2:41 PM by News Staff

An 89-year-old man died late Friday night after his car went off an embankment and collided with a tree in Oroville.

The victim, whose name is being withheld while authorities contact the next of kin, was traveling southbound on Gamwood Lane. CHP officers said he made a turn at an unsafe speed causing him to lose control of the vehicle, a 2015 Subaru Forester, and hit a tree.

The impact caused the car to catch fire and ignite the surrounding vegetation.

The accident is currently still being investigated, however CHP suspect alcohol was involved.


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