[UPDATE 4:20 p.m.] Major Injury Traffic Accident on 299

Major injury Crash traffic accident crash
An accident occurred at approximately 12:49 p.m. on Hwy 299 east of Salyer. Details are scarce but we know that a medevac helicopter was requested. The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that a patient had major injuries.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 3:38 p.m: Also note that a fatal accident caught on fire and is spreading on 299 east of Redding and the road may be closed there  for several hours so check here http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ if you are planning to head that way.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: According to a witness, a couple from Humboldt collided with a man from Los Angeles. The Los Angeles man was medivacked out. The Humboldt man was taken via ambulance to a hospital.

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