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Driver Crashes into Telephone Pole on Scarface Road

 
YREKA, CA (June 19, 2020) – Thursday night, the authorities arrested Montana Hendricks after a hit-and-run crash on Scarface Road.
 
Just before 9:00 p.m., the authorities received a 911 report about a silver Ford Focus that struck a trash can and a telephone pole. The incident took place on Scarface Road near Cram Gulch Road. According to the witness, the male driver was under the influence and suffered injuries.
 
The CAL FIRE responded first before the CHP to treat the injured the driver. However, the CAL FIRE personnel informed the CHP dispatch that the driver attempted to escape by riding another car.
 
As the Yreka CHP Officers responded to the scene, an officer saw a speeding vehicle on Scarface Road near Old Highway 99. Then, the vehicle, a black Ford Fusion, swerved north onto Old Highway 99. It also failed to stop at the stop sign.
 
Afterward, the officer initiated a U-turn, and a traffic enforcement stop on the speeding vehicle for failure to stop at the stop sign.
 
“The officer quickly realized this vehicle was the same vehicle which fled the scene of the collision. Then, the now passenger was the injured male driver from the silver Ford Focus,” the police revealed. “The officer checked with CAL FIRE to confirm the description of the injured male driver. The driver who fled and the female driver who picked him up.”
 
After questioning the female driver, they determined that her passenger was the driver of the crashed vehicle. Hendricks also admitted that he drove under the influence when the crash occurred.
 

The Aftermath of the Yreka Auto Accident

 
The police arrested 55-year-old Montana Hendricks and took him to Fairchild Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
 
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Shawn Gordon, Hendricks will face charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
 
While driving is essential for many to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily.
 
As a driver, it is crucial to understand that you practice safe driving habits on the road at all times. Do it even when it is empty, even when there is no police officer around to make sure you make a complete stop.


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