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Collision on U.S. Hwy 199 injures 2 people

A head-on collision on U.S. Hwy. 199 left two people with minor injuries.

On Saturday afternoon, Jennifer Griffith, 23, of Brookings was driving her 2004 Toyota pick-up truck northbound on Hwy. 199, south of French Hill Road when she started to take a left turn in front of another vehicle.

Donal Austin, 39, and his passenger, Delane Austin, 46, were coming toward Griffith's vehicle from the opposite direction at about 50 mph when they saw her turn in front of them. Donal attempted to brake and steer his Ford Probe to the right to avoid a collision. Instead, the two vehicles collided head-on.

Griffith and Delane both received minor injuries, with Delane being taken to Sutter Coast Hospital for treatment.

 


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