>Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow 2 killed in wreck; identities unknown

2 killed in wreck; identities unknown

Del Norte authorities were still working Wednesday to identify two people who died after their truck went off the side of a river access road near U.S. Highway 197 on Tuesday afternoon.

A 2001 Dodge pickup was traveling on the access road off the highway near mile-marker 0.65 around 4:15 p.m. when it went off the embankment toward the Smith River, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck flipped onto its roof and became engulfed in flames, the CHP said. The two occupants were dead at the scene.

A witness said she heard an explosion, CHP Sgt. Del Gray said.

The access road is near the junction of highways 197 and 199.

“It’s not a commonly traveled road,” said Gray, describing it as a narrow dirt road.

There have been no missing persons reported to the CHP office, Gray said.

Reach Anthony Skeens at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Del Norte Triplicate:

312 H Street
P.O. Box 277
Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-2141
webmaster@triplicate.com

Follow The Triplicate headlines on Follow The Triplicate headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use