Fatal Big-Rig Accident near Buckhorn Summit

SHASTA COUNTY, CA (September 7, 2022) – Thursday night, Christopher Watson died and Anabol Cisneros-Torres was hurt in a crash on Highway 299.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m., just east of Buckhorn Summit on August 18th.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Watson was driving westbound in a white Kia sedan when he veered into the opposite lane and crashed head-on with an oncoming semi-truck.

The impact of the collision caused the semi-truck to catch on fire. The fire then spread to the roadside vegetation. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the Kia driver, 46-year-old Christopher Merle Watson, dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, medics took the semi-truck driver to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Police later identified the semi-truck driver as 44-year-old Cisneros-Torres.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Christopher Watson. May you find strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

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