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Deadly crash on Highway 299, deputy injured, one dead

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was responding to a call when he swerved to miss a deer and hit oncoming traffic.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 9:31 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 4:42 PM

UPDATE 3:56 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2019 - One person is dead and a Shasta County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after a crash on Highway 299.

A deputy was responding to a call in the area when he swerved to avoid a deer, he then went in the oncoming traffic hitting another car with three people.

One adult and child were injured, and transported to the hospital and the third was pronounced dead on the scene.

The deputy’s car then rolled into a nearby embankment, where he had to be cut out of the car. The deputy was then transported to the Mercy Medical Center.

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UPDATE: 3:03 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2019 - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was responding to a call when he swerved to miss a deer and hit oncoming traffic.

The deputy had to be cut out of his car after it left the roadway and he is now in the hospital receiving treatment. No word yet on his condition.

Officials say there were three in the other vehicle and two were able to get out before the car caught fire.

CHP is taking over the investigation and the road will be closed for several more hours.

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Officials are on the scene of a deadly crash on Highway 299 that is shutting down the roadway.

Caltrans says the closure is about two and a half miles west of Shasta.

Action News Now has a reporter on the scene and is working to learn more.

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