Big Rig Crash Closes Portion of Hwy 99 north of Gridley

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash, one involving a big rig, that shut down a portion of Highway 99 between East Hamilton Road and Fran Phil Drive Tuesday morning.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2018 6:22 AM
Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 8:00 AM

GRIDLEY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash, one involving a big rig, that shut down a portion of Highway 99 between East Hamilton Road and Fran Phil Drive Tuesday morning.

According to CHP Sergeant Larry Starkey, a Nissan and a UPS truck collided after the Nissan drifted into the northbound lane of Highway 99 and the UPS truck braked but still hit the car head-on, carrying the car backward several hundred feet.

And eventually off into a small ditch along the road.

The Nissan driver was taken to a nearby hospital with major injuries, while the truck driver was unharmed.

CHP is still investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

As of 7:19 a.m., the portion of the highway was reopened.

This is a developing story check back for updates.

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