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Drivers identified in deadly Highway 299 crash

Two people are dead after a fiery collision on Buckhorn Summit on Highway 299, according to authorities.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 4:15 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2020 8:28 PM

UPDATE: 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - The Shasta County Coroner has identified the two people killed in the Highway 299 crash on Aug. 14.

67-year-old Terry Hitchcock of Anderson and 63-year-old Donna Nisson of Redding were the two drivers who died, the department says.

According to an online obituary, Nisson was an active member of her community, as well as surrounding ones. Nisson was a lawyer who worked with the Shasta County District Attorney’s office, as well as for both the Tehama and Glenn counties district attornies.

In July of 2018, she became Trinity County's own district attorney.

The crash is still being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Two people are dead after a fiery collision on Buckhorn Summit on Highway 299, according to authorities.

According to the CHP, a car was heading eastbound on Highway 299 on Buckhorn Summit, crossed over the double yellow lines, when for reasons still under investigation, slammed into a pickup truck. Both cars then erupted into flames and both drivers died at the scene.

There were no other passengers in the vehicles, CHP said.

RELATED: Northern California Traffic Alerts

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