One Weaverville Resident Killed, Multiple Trinity County Residents Injured in Bus/Car Crash on 299
Press release from the Trinity River Division of the California Highway Patrol:
On 09/19/2017, at approximately 6:30 PM, a fatal collision occurred on SR-299 adjacent to the Moon Lee Rest Area just west of Douglas City. A Honda Accord carrying 3 people that had been traveling E/B on SR-299 pulled into the Moon Lee Rest Area, conducted a U-turn within the entrance/exit of the Rest Area, and came to a stop for the posted stop sign at SR-299. A Trinity Transit bus carrying 7 people was traveling E/B on SR-299 approaching the area of the Rest Area. The driver of the Honda Accord pulled onto SR-299 and entered the Trinity Transit bus’ path of travel. The front of the Trinity Transit bus collided with the left side of the Honda Accord within the E/B lane of SR-299. Following the collision both vehicles traveled off the north road edge of SR-299 where they came to rest. The driver of the Honda Accord was pronounced deceased at the scene. Five passengers involved in this collision were transported to either Mercy Medical Center or Trinity Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Earlier Chapter: Fatal Bus Crash on 299 Near Douglas City