60-Year-Old Wesley Anderson Killed at Crash Scene on Highway 395
Plumas County, CA (February 06, 2021) – On Wednesday, 60-year-old Wesley Anderson of Reno died while 65-year-old Thomas Pourchot of Doyle was injured in a vehicle crash on Highway 395.
The fatal head-on crash took place at about 5:14 p.m. about 0.5 miles south of Scott Road.
Apparently, Anderson was traveling on his gray Mazda 3 south on Highway 395. He attempted to pass a semi-truck over double yellow lines approaching a curve.
Reports said he was traveling at approximately 85 to 90 MPH.
At the same time, 65-year-old Thomas Pourchot was driving a 2019 gray GMC Sierra north on the highway at 69 MPH around a blind curve when he saw the Mazda driving south at a high rate of speed.
He tried to avoid a collision by braking and turning to the right shoulder.
On the other hand, Anderson simultaneously turned the Mazda to the left shoulder of the road.
As a result, the vehicles crashed head-on on the east shoulder of the highway.
Unfortunately, Anderson suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Responders took Pourchot to Renown Hospital for medical treatment for suffering minor injuries.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident.
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