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Man identified in deadly crash on Hwy 70 East

The man killed in a crash on Highway 70 East and Highway 149 has been identified.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 6:11 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2021 10:40 AM

(Update: 10:36 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021) - The man killed in a crash on Highway 70 East and Highway 149 has been identified.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said 29-year-old Brayden Renaud, of Magalia, was found dead in a wreck just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a deadly crash on Highway 70 East near Highway 149, it happened early Wednesday. 

CHP Officers on scene say they responded to the crash north of Oroville just before 3 a.m. They say they found a body in the wreck, and that only one car was involved in the crash.  

Officers say they believe the driver went south on Highway 70 East, veered off the edge, and rolled over several times before landing in an embankment.

The crash did not impact traffic in the area, but officers did have to partially block the number one lane to allow a tow truck to retrieve the smashed car.

Action News Now asked officers if weather played a role in the wreck and CHP says they do not believe it did, considering it was cold and skies were relatively clear at the time.

Officers on the scene would not say if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, but did say they saw bottles near the scene. 

Action News Now is working to find out the identity of the man killed, as well more details on why the driver veered off the roadway.

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