Two Pronounced Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near Forest Mountain Summit

YREKA, CA (July 3, 2023) – Saturday evening, two victims were killed and five were hurt in a 2-car accident on State Route 3.

Police responded to the scene around 9:25 p.m., just south of Forest Mountain Summit.

Officers say the driver of a Ford pickup-truck was traveling on a curve when they drifted onto the right gravel shoulder.

As the driver attempted to swerve back onto the road, the vehicle spun out before eventually hitting the front of a passing Honda Pilot.

The driver of the Honda and three juvenile passengers suffered major injuries, while a fourth child had minor injuries. They were immediately transported to Fairchild Medical Center for treatment.

Meanwhile, crews pronounced the driver the passenger of the Ford dead at the scene. Although, authorities have not yet released their identities.

At this time, officials withheld the names of all parties involved. Officers also continue to investigate the fatal crash and will release updates once available.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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