Driver hospitalized after big rig crashes into Shasta County creek

A driver was hospitalized after a big rig crashed into a creek on Highway 299, north of Redding on Thursday morning.

Posted: May 30, 2019 8:33 AM
Updated: May 30, 2019 9:22 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A driver was hospitalized after a big rig crashed into a creek on Highway 299, north of Redding on Thursday morning.

The crash happened after 6 a.m. on Thursday morning on Highway 299 near Trinity Mountain Road, north of Redding. 

California Highway Patrol said the big rig went through the guardrails on the highway and ended up 100 feet below in the creek. 

The driver was flown to Mercy Medical Center with major injuries, according to authorities. 

California Highway Patrol officers said traffic delays can be expected on Highway 299 in Redding for the several hours as the eastbound lane is closed. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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