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CHP Incident: Major Injuries for Distracted Driver on Highway 36

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

chpincidentThe California Highway Patrol has released information relating to a traffic collision that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 36 west of Susanville and tied up traffic on the roadway for more than an hour.

According to the CHP report the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry, identified as 39 year-old Burney resident Samantha Britoncaudle, was stopped at the intersection of Highway 44 and Highway 36.

Myeisha Shepard, a 19 year-old Susanville resident was traveling westbound on 36 in a 2016 Nissan Rogue at approximately 55 MPH.

Britoncaudle told CHP that she was distracted by the large fire and smoke of the Willard Fire burning nearby and made a left turn onto Highway 36 directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.

The front of Shepard’s vehicle struck the right side of Britoncaudle’s Toyota. Both vehicles sustained major damage.

The two drivers were transported to area hospitals, Britoncaudle suffered major injuries and Shephard received moderate injuries in the crash.

As a reminder, the CHP encourages driver’s to pay attention to their surroundings at all times.

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11 Responses to CHP Incident: Major Injuries for Distracted Driver on Highway 36

  1. Mike Floyd

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Always approach this intersection with ” CAUTION ” its is by far the most dangerous intersection in the county! Praying everyone will be OK.

  2. Thomas Burch

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Cody Helle

    • Cody Helle

      Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Yup. Crazy bro.

    • Thomas Burch

      Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Made me think of you glad ur family is safe

  3. Phil Keeney

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Brittany Rea

  4. Melanie N. Garbutt

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thank you Kodi! My dad said she is holding up well.

    • Kodi Bishop

      Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Oh good I’m glad she is. I’ll keep her in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Melanie N. Garbutt

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Samantha Brinton

  6. Kodi Bishop

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Melanie N. Garbutt ):

  7. Brittany Brunger

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I seen this

  8. Kristi Nicole

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Brittany Brunger Cody Wheat Shauna Patterson

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