Two-Vehicle Crash at Calpine Summit Left Three Men Hurt
CALPINE, CA (August 1, 2023) – Friday afternoon, a head-on collision on Highway 89 left James Sweeney, Ian Baxter, and Mark O’Camb injured.
The collision occurred around 2:18 p.m. along Highway 89 at Calpine Summit in Sierra County.
Based on the CHP report, a northbound Toyota 4-Runner driven by 80-year-old James Sweeney crossed into the southbound lanes.
As a result, the 4-Runner collided head-on with a Ford F-350 pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction. The occupants of the F-350 were identified as 55-year-old Ian Baxter and 51-year-old Mark O’Camb of Sacramento.
All parties involved were transported to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Currently, the DMV is evaluating Sweeney’s driver’s license due to his age.
The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 89 for at least 30 minutes as crews cleared the scene.
One small driving mistake can lead to a crash. This is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all driving laws. Keep your attention on the road, follow the speed limit, and never drive under the influence of altering substances. Moreover, always be prepared and check your vehicle before traveling.
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