Chico Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 99 at Neal Road Kills 2 and Sends 5 Others to Hospital
CHICO, CA (June 10, 2020) – Two people were killed following a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Chico.
The crash happened around 12:47 p.m. on Highway 99 at Neal Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig heading north on Highway 99 did not slow down when approaching stopped traffic at the light. It then rear-ended a Honda Accord, which struck into another car. A total of six vehicles got involved in the crash.
The impact killed both the driver and passenger of the Accord.
The Butte County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 55-year-old Lupe Ortiz and 55-year-old David Sims, both of Los Molinos.
Paramedics transported five other people to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
While alcohol and drugs are not suspected, CHP is still working to find out why the big rig driver did not slow at the light.
Our deepest condolences are with the families and friends of Lupe Ortiz and David Sims.
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