OROVILLE, Calif. (Update 4:02 p.m.) – Two men are dead and a two and four-year-old have been flown to the hospital after a crash in south Oroville, according to CAL FIRE public information officer, Rick Carhart.
One child was flown to Oroville Hospital, while the other was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, according to Oroville CHP Officer, Ben Draper. He added, the two children are facing “life-changing” injuries.
The single-vehicle collision happened Thursday early afternoon on Lincoln Blvd. at Baggett-Marysville Rd, Carhart said.
Draper said there was a possible street race involving a black Jeep Cherokee and red Chevy Camaro. Draper said the Jeep Cherokee crashed into a power pole at its base, causing the pole to snap. The two children were ejected from the car after it hit the power pole.
At this time, power is still off in the area, officials are working to get it fixed.
There could be additional victims but Carhart said they are unsure at the moment. CAL FIRE said the roads will remain closed for a while. They are asking drivers to take an alternate route around the area.
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OROVILLE, Calif. – People are being asked to avoid the area of Lincoln Blvd at Baggett-Marysville Rd due to a traffic collision, according to CAL FIRE.
Crews said that power lines are down across the road from the crash.
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Traffic collision on Lincoln Blvd. at Baggett-Marysville Rd. Power lines down across the road. Avoid the area.
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