6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Multi-Vehicle Crash

A 6-year-old is in critical condition following a crash involving five vehicles on Highway 99 Wednesday morning.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 10:18 AM
Updated: Dec 15, 2018 11:34 AM

UPDATE 11:47 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 - California Highway Patrol has released an update on the status of the parties involved in the crash on Highway 99 Wednesday morning. 

Darren L. Kelly, 25, of Kelowna, BC, was driving an International 3 Axle Truck when he made an unsafe lane change, colliding with the Nissan Altima. 

Megann Pitts, 33, of Chico, and her 6-year-old daughter were in the Nissan Altima and were both transferred to Enloe Medical Center. Pitts suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. The 6-year-old girl suffered a broken pelvis, broken leg and laceration to the head, according to California Highway Patrol. She was flown to UC Davis for treatment and is in critical condition. 

One other driver involved, Patricia Dee White, 54, of Corning, suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. 

Three other drivers involved did not suffer any injuries. 

California Highway Patrol officers do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. All parties involved were wearing seatbelts. 


UPDATE 4:07 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 - California Highway Patrol has released more information regarding the crash. 

Officers say that a driver made an unsafe lane change just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, clipping a Nissan Altima traveling in the opposite direction. 

The Altima was knocked into the path of a big rig and then into the path of another car. 

A mother and 6-year-old child in the Altima went to the hospital with major injuries. The big rig driver was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The highway was shut down for a total of two hours. 


UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 - Caltrans has reopened Highway 99 northbound and southbound following a crash involving five vehicles. 

California Highway Patrol is reporting that some involved were transported to Enloe Medical Center. Action News Now is working to learn how many were injured and the status of those injuries. 

Stay tuned for updates. 


TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Caltrans is planning to reopen Highway 99 after a multi-vehicle collision.

At around 8:15 a.m., Caltrans reported that the roadway was blocked on Highway 99 south of South Avenue due to a multi-vehicle collision. 

The roads were closed to southbound traffic at South Avenue and northbound at Rowles Road, approximately half a mile south of South Road. 

California Highway Patrol reported that there were at least three vehicles involved, which caused a fuel leak on the roadway. 

Officers are working to clean up the roadway. CHP says that the roadway should be open by 10:30 a.m. 

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

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