Terry Hugh Hitchcock and One Other Dead in Shasta County Car Accident on Highway 299
SHASTA COUNTY, CA (August 16, 2020) – Friday afternoon, 63-year-old Terry Hugh Hitchcock died in a head-on crash on Highway 299.
Moreover, the incident occurred at 2:38 p.m. east of Buckhorn Summit on Highway 299, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Hinkson.
Hinkson also confirmed that the crash led to two fatalities. Furthermore, the victims were the sole occupants of their respective vehicles.
According to the CHP, a Toyota traveling east drove across the oncoming lanes. Also, as the driver made a sweeping right turn, the vehicle crashed with a Ford pickup.
Due to the impact, both vehicles were engulfed with flames which resulted in a vegetation fire on the right-hand shoulder, east of the Shasta-Trinity county line.
The CHP currently spearheads the crash investigation.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Terry Hugh Hitchcock.
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