Butte Co. Sheriff's Office Identifies Woman Killed in Head-on Crash on Highway 70

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the woman killed in a head-on crash on Highway 70 on Sunday evening.

Posted: Jan 20, 2019 7:15 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2019 4:12 PM

UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 - California Highway Patrol has released new information regarding the deadly head-on crash on Highway 70 on Sunday. 

The passenger in a Pontiac 2006 Sudan driven by Crystal Haight has been identified as Crystall Smith, 18, of Brownsville. She suffered a broken leg and broken arm in the collision. 


UPDATE 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the woman killed in a head-on collision on Highway 70 Sunday night. 

She has been identified as Crystal Haight, 20, of Marysville. The sheriff's office confirmed the age of the woman as 20, which was previously reported by officers as 18. 

Additionally, the daughter-in-law of the couple in the other vehicle, Velma McCrory, spoke with Action News Now about their condition after they were transported to local hospitals

She told Action News Now that the couple's names are Steve McCrory, 69, and Cynthia McCrory, 67, and they remain in critical condition. 

Steve was transported to Enloe Medical Center with a shattered pelvic bone and facial fractures. 

Cynthia was transported to Rideout Memorial Hospital with broken ribs and internal bleeding. 

Action News Now is working to learn the condition of a third passenger involved in the collision. 


UPDATE 3:03 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 - California Highway Patrol has released more information about a deadly crash on Highway 70 that has killed one person. 

Authorities say that two cars hit head-on. One was traveling 90 miles per hour and an 18-year-old driver lost control on a rain-slicked curve. 

The 18-year-old driver was killed and an 18-year-old passenger is currently hospitalized with major injuries. 

A 90-year-old couple was in the other vehicle that was hit. They were both transported to the hospital with major injuries. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 


UPDATE 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 - Highway 70 is reopened. The California Highway Patrol is investigating what caused the crash. One person is confirmed killed and several more injured.

California Highway Patrol says that two cars hit head-on going around 90 miles per hour around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. They said that at least one of those cars caught on fire. 

Action News Now is working to learn the identity of the person killed and the condition of those injured. Stay tuned for more updates. 


UPDATE 7:26 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 - In Butte County, Highway 70 has the southbound and northbound traffic lanes shut down at Cox Lane due to a crash. There's no estimated time of reopening. Motorists can expect congestion. A detour is not provided.


BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A fatal traffic collision has occurred on Highway 70 at Cox Lane south of Oroville, between Palermo and Robinson's Corner.

Air and land medical transportation have been ordered for several people who were hurt, with possibly major injuries.

This is a breaking news story, and we will provide updates as soon as we have more information.

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