Man killed in car accident on Highway 44
Thursday, June 19 — A fatal collision closed a portion of Highway 44 for several hours Wednesday, June 18.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 1 p.m. a 59-year-old man from Salem, Oregon was driving his 1990 GMC Sierra truck when he drifted off the road to the north colliding with a large pine tree and killing him instantly.
The westbound lane was closed for four hours due to extrication of the driver and recovery of the vehicle.
The collision remains under investigation and identification of the driver is pending notification of next of kin.