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

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9 comments

  • Tragic
    Condolence
    Thanks for the update Kym

  • Yes, I appreciate learning more too.

  • Thanks Kym. Such a sweet girl.

  • This is a loss that this community will feel for a very long time. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Any young life lost is traggic,but in a small town it feels so much deeper as we all tend to know one another. This community has lost so much as of late, but for us that was nothing compared what we have lost in such a beautiful young woman who had barely begun to live.

  • Something very similar almost happened to me today, driving by the golf course (Muni) thank goodness the speed limit is only thirty. Dumb asshole looked right at me in my bright red truck and pulled out in front of me then had a look of Terror on his face missed him by not very damn much…again asshole looked right at me and then pulled out!!!!what the fucking to many beers on the back nine?

  • Such a sweetheart she was. Prayers of healing for her family. She will be missed.

  • We all loved her and we still do she was a grate Pearson and people who need help she is their so now our heads and pray for her and everybody else who was in the crash

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