UPDATE 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a crash on Highway 99 north of Chico on Monday.
He has been identified as Juan Vasquez-Lopez, 20, of Atwater.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - One person was killed and two were injured in a three-car crash on Highway 99 near Gaia Way.
California Highway Patrol first reported the incident on its traffic incident page around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
According to officer Logan Callihan, a driver in a blue Honda Civic was traveling northbound on Highway 99 when they lost control of their car and drifted into the southbound lanes.
The Civic was hit by a Toyota 4-Runner, which was then hit by a silver Dodge pickup truck.
The driver of the Civic was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The drivers of the 4-Runner and truck were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities have not released the identity of the man killed. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The crash initially closed both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99. Both northbound and southbound lanes reopened around 3:07 p.m.
Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available.
FINAL: HWY 99 near Gaia road reopened to NB/SB traffic. https://t.co/54ivpLI0IR
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