Two People Killed In Crash On Highway 299

Two people were killed in a crash in Trinity County early Saturday morning. The unidentified man and woman were westbound on Highway 299 in a 2009 Ford van. Somewhere between Del Loma and Burnt Ranch the van drifted onto the shoulder. The driver tried to get back on the road but he overcorrected and the van went across to the other side of the highway and off a steep embankment into the Trinity River. At 9:18AM the van was found on its side in about 5 feet of water with both occupants inside dead from injuries suffered in the crash, according to the CHP.