Fatal Shingletown Crash on Highway 44 in Shasta County

 Fatal Shingletown Crash on Highway 44 in Shasta County

3 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in Car Accident on Highway 44

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2023) — Three people were killed, two injured in a Halloween night crash after a driver attempted to avoid hitting a deer on Highway 44 in Shingletown, Shasta County.

The deadly crash occurred at around 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, according to Action News Now.

The driver of a 1995 Toyota 4 Runner SUV was heading westbound on Highway 44 and approaching Brush Creek Lane. The motorist tried to avoid a deer in the roadway and swerved off the north edge of Highway 44. The vehicle overturned and landed on its driver’s side after it hit a large pine tree.

Shingletown Crash on Highway 44

The impact with the pine tree resulted in major damage to the passenger compartment of the vehicle. All five five occupants in the SUV became trapped, the report said.

Meanwhile, three people were gravely injured and died at the scene and two others had major injuries and were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Once there, they were airlifted to UC Davis. Four of the five people were not wearing seatbelts, police said.

Finally, the CHP is heading up the investigation into the Shingletown crash on Highway 44 and is requesting that witnesses call them at 530-225-0500.

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