Police: Two dead after van leaves road, crashes in ravine

Nov 29, 2015 12:49 PM by News Staff

A Trinity County man and woman are dead following an early Saturday morning car accident off State Route 299.

The male driver and female passenger both died from injuries sustained after their Ford van left the road and went down an embankment, according to a California Highway Patrol officer on scene.

Officers said the driver of the van drove onto the northbound shoulder of State Route 299 near Trinity River. The driver lost control of the van and drove across both lanes of traffic before going over the south side steep embankment.

The first officers on scene found the van on its side, resting in approximately five feet of water.

The victim’s names are being withheld while the next of kin are notified.


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