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CHP: Fatal Accident Off Highway 70

Highway 70 is shut down in between Oroville and Marysville following a fatal accident.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 9:31 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 10:29 AM

UPDATE 12 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 - CHP has released more details on this incident and on the man who died.

According to highway patrol, a 70-year-old man driving south on Highway 70, veered into oncoming traffic, hitting three cars that were traveling in the opposite direction. 

This happened on Tuesday night just before 8 p.m south of Sparrow Lane in Yuba County. One car then crashed into a power pole, another into a tree. 

Authorities say the 70-year-old man, from north highlands, was killed in the crash.

Another driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries.

Action News Now is working to learn on the identity of the man who died, and why he may have veered into the opposite lane. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs are factors in the crash.

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UPDATE 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 - California Highway Patrol says both lanes on Highway 70 have reopened. 

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Yuba County, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol says Highway 70 is shut down in both directions following a fatal accident. The accident is in between Chandler Road and Sparrow Lane.

The CHP says there is no estimated time of reopening. 

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