WHITMORE, Calif. - A juvenile was killed in a rollover crash in Shasta County at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday. The driver and two other children had injuries from the crash.
The California Highway Patrol CHP) says the driver of a 2001 Ford Excursion was traveling west on Whitmore Road east of Old Highway 44 and then moved into the eastbound lane to pass another vehicle.
The CHP reports that the driver was passing at approximately 70 miles per hour. After passing the other vehicle the CHP says the driver of the Ford Excursion lost control of their vehicle.
The Excursion ended up on the shoulder, then went through a wire fence, and rolled several times in a pasture before coming to rest on its wheels.
The child who died was a nine year old girl.
Other passengers included a three-year-old girl who suffered major injuries from the crash, and a six-year-old girl who received minor injuries. They were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding along with the driver, a 38-year-old woman who received major injuries.
The name of the driver and the occupants of the vehicle are not being released by the California Highway Patrol. They said alcohol or drugs were not a contributing factor.
According to a press release the fine year old was wearing a seat belt, as was the driver and the three year old. It is unclear if the six year old was wearing a seatbelt at the time.