Live Oak man dead after Highway 99 head-on crash

UPDATE: Highway 99 has been reopened after a deadly crash near Live Oak involving a pickup truck and a big rig carrying over 75,000 pounds of manure.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019 9:58 AM
Updated: Dec 30, 2019 10:42 PM

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 - The victim of Monday's deadly crash on Highway 99 in Sutter County has been identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Barrington, who was from Live Oak.

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UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 - Highway 99 has reopened near Live Oak after a deadly head-on collision caused the death of a Live Oak resident. The California Highway Patrol's Yuba-Sutter Division has released the name of the injured driver, but not the name of the deceased, which is being held until next of kin are notified. 

The 51-year-old man who received minor injuries during this crash is Thomas L. Pacheco, Jr. of Turlock. Pacheco was driving a 2014 Peterbilt semitruck. He received lacerations to his face during the incident and declined transportation to a local hospital.

The name of 40-year-old man from Live Oak who died during the incident has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. That driver was in a 2000 GMC pickup truck.

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UPDATE 10:57 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 - One man is dead after a collision on Highway 99 near McDonald Avenue around 8:50 a.m. on Monday.

The collision involved a Chevrolet pickup truck and a big rig that was carrying over 76,000 pounds of manure, CHP said.

According to CHP, witnesses said the pickup truck was going north on Highway 99, south of Live Oak. They said the pickup truck went southbound, colliding head-on with the big rig.

The driver in the pickup truck died on the scene, being left unnamed until notification of next-of-kin. The big rig driver was not seriously injured, CHP said.

A portion of Highway 99 from Paseo Avenida to Clark Road, south of Live Oak is closed. Caltrans said the area is expected to be closed for another hour and a half.

The CHP said drugs or alcohol are not being ruled out as factors. The investigation is ongoing.

No manure was spilled onto the highway.

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LIVE OAK, Calif. - Sutter County on Highway 99 just south of Live Oak is closed due to a traffic collision involving a big rig and pick-up truck, according to Caltrans.

The southbound lane is closed at Clark Road, the northbound lane is closed at Paseo Road, Caltrans said. There is no estimated time when the roads will open again. 

The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Caltrans said.

Action News Now has a reporter on the way.

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