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Victim Identified in Deadly Highway 99 Crash

Police have identified the victim in a deadly crash off of Highway 99 on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Posted: Jan 7, 2019 11:30 AM
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 4:17 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Police have identified the victim in a deadly crash off of Highway 99 on Friday, Jan. 4, as Julio Armador, 24, of Gerber. 

According to California Highway Patrol, Sandra Macedo, 19, of Corning, was traveling southbound on Highway 99 north of Westover Road at around 9 p.m. when for unknown reasons her vehicle abruptly crossed the northbound lane, colliding with a vehicle driven by Luis Garcia, 21, of Red Bluff. 

After the collision, both vehicles came to rest along the east shoulder of Highway 99 W. According to the report, Macedo had three passengers in her car, two of which were juveniles. All parties were trapped in the vehicles until help arrived. 

Officers arrived on scene and transported both juvenile passengers to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of major injuries. 

The male passenger, Armador, was also transported to St Elizabeth Hospital and was later pronounced deceased by an emergency room physician. 

Both drivers in the vehicles were transported to Mercy hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. 

As a result of the collision, Highway 99 W was closed to traffic for an extended period of time. The crash is still being investigated. 

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