UPDATE: Crash injured two in Gridley, Highway 99 re-opened

The crash happened around 6 a.m. on Highway 99 near Cherry and Magnolia Streets.

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 6:21 AM
Updated: Apr 24, 2018 2:44 PM

UPDATE Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - Highway 99 reopened at 7:45 Tuesday morning, after a  crash involving three vehicles occurred. The initial collisions occurred shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Lt. Scott Smallwood of the Gridley-Biggs Police Department, said the incident occurred on Highway 99 just south of Magnolia Street. Traffic was stopped during the incident and clean-up at the intersection of Magnolia and Cherry Streets.

The drivers of two SUV's and a 2000 SX Coup were headed south when a tire blew on one of the SUV's. 
The vehicle clipped the back, left side of the coup ... sending it into a 180 spin. The SUV's then collided and one ended up on its side. 

Lt. Smallwood said two people were injured and were taken to Orchard Hospital in Gridley.  The officers who responded did not know how major the injuries were, but believed they were not life-threatening.

Officers do not believe alcohol or narcotics were a factor in the collisions, but their investigation is ongoing.

Gridley Police say traffic is being diverted on Highway 99 within the town of Gridley due to a multi-vehicle crash.

Butte County CALFIRE says two people have been hospitalized No word yet on the extent of their injuries. Firefighters rescued 3 people from the wreck in total. 

The crash happened at around 6 a.m. Tuesday near Cherry Street and Magnolia Street. Gridley Police are diverting traffic now until the road is clear. No word yet on when the Highway will reopen. 

Stay with Action News Now as we follow this developing story. 

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