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1 dead as Highway 99 is blocked in Tehama County following crash

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UPDATE, 5/13/22, 5:41 p.m. - Traffic on Highway 99 from Rowles Road to Haille Road is now open in both directions, according to California Highway Patrol.

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TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol says a person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99 south of Vina on Friday afternoon. 

The CHP told Action News Now they have found a White Toyota Corolla that took off from the scene in Shasta County. The CHP said the Corolla is part of the investigation but was not part of the crash. 

Two cars that were involved in the cash are still at the scene, a Chevy sedan and a Cadillac sedan. 

Highway 99 is shut down in both directions. It is unknown when the highway will reopen.

The road is closed from Rowles Road to Haille Road, according to Caltrans.

The identification of the person who died is unknown. 

Caltrans tweeted shortly after 3 p.m. that the northbound lanes were closed due to the crash.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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