YUBA CITY, Calif. - CHP reports a mother and her young child suffered fatal injuries after a head-on collision just south of Hutchinson Road in Yuba City.
According to CHP, this occurred on Saturday, April 18 at approximately 4:40 a.m. on Highway 99 just south of Hutchinson Road in Yuba City.
CHP states a woman driving a Dodge Caravan was heading northbound on SR-99 approaching Hutchinson Road at an undetermined speed. While a woman driving a Jeep Liberty was heading southbound SR-99 south of Hutchinson Road at 65 miles per hour.
Officials say that for an undetermined reason, the driver of the Dodge drifted from the northbound lanes of SR-99, across the center median and both southbound lanes, and then onto the right shoulder of southbound SR-99.
As the vehicle left the roadway and entered the dirt/gravel shoulder, the driver made a sharp turning movement to the right forcing her vehicle to cross back into the southbound lanes of SR-99 and directly into the path of the Jeep.
CHP says the vehicles collided head-on resulting in a double fatality in both passengers of the Dodge Caravan, a 24-year-old mother and her 2-year-old daughter.
The driver of the Jeep, a 50-year-old woman, was transported to Rideout Emergency room by Bi-County Ambulance for her major injuries.
Personnel from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department, Sutter County Fire Department, Yuba City Fire Department, and Cal Trans assisted CHP officers at the scene.
CHP says drugs and alcohol were not a contributing factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.