Man Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 99 near South Avenue in Vina
Tehama County, California (September 9, 2021) – One person was killed in a wrong-way car crash in Vina, Tehama County, on Thursday morning.
The fatal collision happened on Highway 99 near South Avenue at about 12:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
An SUV was traveling the wrong-way and collided head-on with a tanker truck in the southbound lanes of Highway 99.
The impact knocked the axle off the tanker truck while the SUV was left almost unrecognizable.
SUV Driver Killed in Highway 99 Car Accident in Tehama County
The 28-year-old Red Bluff man who was driving the SUV was killed in the accident.
The tanker truck driver, a resident of Chico, was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment of moderate injuries.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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