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A Deadly Day For Highway 99

There were two fatal crashes in Tehama County Sunday morning.

The first was at around 3:50am on Highway 99 at Pugh Avenue between Red Bluff and Dairyville. A 48-year-old man from Paradise was driving a Nissan Frontier southbound when he made an unsafe movement and collided with a road sign, and then a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and his injuries were fatal. The CHP is still investigating whether alcohol was involved.

The second fatal crash of the day happened at 7:35am just a few miles down the road in Los Molinos. A Ford Focus was northbound on Highway 99 just north of Butler Street when it drifted into the opposing lane, heading toward a southbound Isuzu driven by 39-year-old Nicholas Hall of Anderson. Hall veered away but the Ford struck the left side of the car, then ran head-on into a Nissan Sentra. The Ford driver, a 59-year-old Hayward man, and the Nissan driver, a 54-year-old Oroville woman, were both killed. Hall and his passenger were uninjured.