Thursday, September 19, 2019

Two Killed in Crash on State Route 299

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:22 AM

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Two people were killed in a head-on collision yesterday morning on State Route 299 west of Willow Creek.

CHP responded at 11:45 a.m. to a report that a Mazda Sedan traveling eastbound on State Route 299 at an unsafe speed for wet roadway conditions had lost control and driven into the westbound lane, where it collided with a 2010 Chevrolet armored truck. The driver and passenger in the Mazda were both killed in the crash and the driver of the armored truck, Bradley Huss, of Redding, sustained minor injuries.

According to the report, the driver and passenger of the Mazda are foreign nationals and their identifications are being withheld until their families can be notified.


Alcohol was determined to not be a factor in the crash, according to CHP, which will continue to investigate the collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the its Humboldt office at 822-5981 or email to humboldt_area.humboldt_area@chp.ca.gov

Read the full press release below:


On 09-18-2019, at approximately 1145 AM, the Humboldt Area CHP was notified of a two vehicle collision on SR-299, just west of the Willow Creek area. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a westbound 2010 Chevrolet armored truck had collided with an eastbound Mazda Sedan, causing fatal injuries to the driver and passenger of the Mazda. The armored truck driver, 35 year old Bradley Huss of Redding, received minor injuries as a result of this collision. Both the driver and the passenger of the Mazda are foreign nationals and their identifications are being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Humboldt County Coroner's office.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Mazda, traveling eastbound on SR-299 at an unsafe speed for the wet roadway conditions, lost control and traveled into the westbound lane where it was struck by the armored truck.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this collision.

The CHP Humboldt Area Office is continuing to investigate this collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to humboldt_area.humboldt_area@chp.ca.gov.


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