Fatal crash involving texting driver

The California Highway Patrol says a texting driver is responsible for a five-car crash which left a child dead and five others injured.

Posted: Jul 1, 2019 8:09 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2019 9:15 AM

YUBA-SUTTER, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says a texting driver is responsible for a five-car crash which left a child dead and five others injured.

It happened Sunday afternoon, on Highway 99, near Clark Road, south of Live Oak.

Officers say the driver was looking at his phone and failed to notice traffic had slowed.

The impact killed a passenger in the first car hit; a young girl who was thrown from the car. She has not yet been publicly identified.

The five-car chain reaction crash sent several others to local hospitals with varying levels of injuries.

The CHP says no arrests have yet been made.

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