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Brycen Benedict Hurt in Double Fatal Crash Highway 99, Riego Road in Sutter County

 2 Killed Highway 99, 3-Car Crash Riego Road in Sutter County (Dec. 17)2 Men Killed, Teen Injured in Riego Road Crash

SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2018) —Brycen Benedict, 18, of Oroville, was the only survivor of a crash that killed a Erica Marie Bair, 47, and Steven Douglas Buehler, 53, Monday afternoon on Highway 99.

Related: 1 dead, 1 hurt in crash on Hwy 99 at Riego Road

The collision took place about 4:23 p.m. on Dec. 17. Bair, who is from Yuba City, was driving a Hyundai Tuscon and traveling eastbound on Riego Road when she veered onto the right shoulder before drifting back into oncoming vehicles on the westbound side of Highway 99. The Hyundai then crashed into a Ford F350 driven by Benedict and collided with the Toyota Corolla driven by Buehler.

2 Killed in Riego Road Crash

Benedict was taken by ambulance to Rideout Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, Buehler and Bair both died at the scene.

Accident Investigation

Police are heading up an investigation into the cause of this crash. It appears that based on the facts we know so far that the driver in the Hyundai was responsible.

Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the families of both men who died in this horrible crash. 

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