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Man killed in Highway 70 crash near Clark Road

A man was killed in a crash near Highway 70 and Clark Road on Friday morning, CHP said.

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 10:23 AM
Updated: Jul 14, 2021 11:58 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A man was killed in a two-vehicle collision in the area of Highway 70 and Clark Road Friday morning, California Highway Patrol said.

A Chevrolet truck slammed into a Payless Supply vehicle as the Payless vehicle was approaching the light and coming to a stop, CHP said.

CHP said the driver of the pickup truck, a 45-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Payless vehicle was OK. 

The crash happened just about 9:30 a.m. and it is unknown if drugs and alcohol were a factor in the crash. 

CHP said Highway 70 reopened Thursday afternoon. 

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

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