By Muhammad Atef | May 5, 2021

Man, teen killed in Yuba County after hitting tree, CHP says

A man and a teen died Tuesday in a Yuba County crash after veering on and off the roadway before smashing into a tree, CHP said.A 56-year-old man was driving a Lincoln Navigator northbound on State Route 70 south of Olivehurst Avenue going about 55 mph when a Honda Prelude going an unknown speed started approaching the rear of the Lincoln, CHP said. Inside the Honda were the 20-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger. CHP said the driver of this vehicle veered to the right onto the east shoulder of the highway, hitting the left side of his vehicle against the right side of the Lincoln.The 20-year-old then veered back onto the roadway, lost control and veered again into the east shoulder, hitting a tree before coming to a stop on nearby railroad tracks, CHP said.Both driver and passenger died of their injuries after hitting the tree, CHP said.The driver of the Lincoln pulled to the shoulder and waited for officers to respond, CHP said. There is no known cause for the crash.

A man and a teen died Tuesday in a Yuba County crash after veering on and off the roadway before smashing into a tree, CHP said.

A 56-year-old man was driving a Lincoln Navigator northbound on State Route 70 south of Olivehurst Avenue going about 55 mph when a Honda Prelude going an unknown speed started approaching the rear of the Lincoln, CHP said.

Inside the Honda were the 20-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger. CHP said the driver of this vehicle veered to the right onto the east shoulder of the highway, hitting the left side of his vehicle against the right side of the Lincoln.

The 20-year-old then veered back onto the roadway, lost control and veered again into the east shoulder, hitting a tree before coming to a stop on nearby railroad tracks, CHP said.

Both driver and passenger died of their injuries after hitting the tree, CHP said.

The driver of the Lincoln pulled to the shoulder and waited for officers to respond, CHP said.

There is no known cause for the crash.



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