Highway 70 near Marysville reopens after fatal crash

2:18 PM, Sep 13, 2011   |    comments
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MARYSVILLE, CA - Highway 70 north of Marysville has reopened after being closed because of a fatal crash this afternoon.

One person was killed and at least one other was injured in a crash between a pickup and a car near Woodruff Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 12:15 p.m., a driver in a Toyota pickup was traveling southbound on 70 coming from Shasta, CHP said.  The pick up approached slowing traffic and attempted to avoid it, swerved into the northbound lanes and caused a head on collision with a Mercury Grand Marquis traveling northbound. The driver in the Mercury died at the scene. A female passenger in the Mercury suffered from moderate injuries and was transported. 

The driver of the Toyota suffered from moderate injuries and was transported and is expected to make a full recovery.

The highway opened again at about 2:10 p.m.


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