2 dead in collision on Highway 70 in Oroville

Two people are dead after a collision on Highway 70 in Oroville Thursday evening.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021 5:56 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2021 10:03 AM

UPDATE: 6:32 p.m. Feb. 11 - A car traveling northbound on Highway 70 crossed the center divide directly in front of a car traveling southbound.

The two people in the northbound car were pronounced dead at the scene.

The two people in the southbound car were transported to Enloe Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries.

There were two dogs in the southbound car and one of the dogs died.

Tow trucks are on the way as the highway is down to one lane.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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OROVILLE, Calif. - CHP says two people are dead in a collision that happened just south of Ophir Road, right after 5 p.m.

It happened in the southbound lanes.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.

We have a reporter en route and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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