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HWY 99 NOW OPEN: Fatal head on crash near Biggs blocking both lanes of Hwy 99

Fatal crash near Biggs blocking both lanes of Hwy 99. The CHP says a man driving a stolen car was killed in the crash.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 6:29 AM
Updated: Jan 5, 2018 10:54 AM

10:50 a.m. UPDATE: Highway 99 is back open now. We'll have more during our noon newscast with Linda Watkins-Bennet

The California Highway Patrol is confirming a fatal crash north of Biggs blocking both lanes of traffic highway 99 near Hamilton Road.

The CHP says a head-on crash between involved three vehicles happened at around 5:55 a.m. Friday morning. Officers on scene tell our reporter a man driving a stolen Honda erratically on southbound Highway 99. The Honda was confirmed stolen with the Oroville Police Department. They say another man driving northbound on Highway 99 saw the headlights of the Honday coming towards him, and veered to avoid the car. It was then his car was side-swiped by the Honda. A man in a red SUV and towing a car in the southbound lane was then hit head-on by the man in the Honda.

The man in the SUV had moderate injuries. His dog was in the vehicle with him and is reportedly uninjured. The CHP tells us the man in the Honda died at the scene. 

Both lanes of Highway 99 in the area of Hamilton Road north of Biggs is currently blocked, and experiencing a major back up in traffic. 

We have a reporter on the way to the scene now to bring us updates. This is a developing story, check back for more details.

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