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Early Morning Fatal D.U.I. Crash in Cottonwood

At 2:55 a.m. CHP officers responded to a crash near S. Main Street in Cottonwood.

Posted: Dec 9, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 9:21 AM

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - At 2:55 a.m. Sunday, the driver of a Toyota pick-up was killed by a suspected drunk driver. The crash happened on the off-ramp from I-5 to South Main Street.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver of Mazda was from Fresno, California was under the influence when they hit a truck on the off-ramp killing the driver.

The impact of the crash threw the driver of that pick-up from the vehicle. That driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither driver has been identified and the suspected drunk driver sustained only minor injuries.

The driver of the Mazda has been booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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