Fatal Crash Reported On Highway 96 In Siskiyou County

Yreka Area CHP Officers have investigated 3 fatal crashes just this month and in every case, the deceased person had not been wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. The CHP was called Saturday night to Savage Rapids, along Highway 96 between Seiad Valley and Happy Camp. Someone reported a diesel pickup truck “flying by” and then they heard the sound of a collision, but it was too dark and foggy to find the wreckage. The Dodge 2500 had been westbound and drifted off the right side of the road, then veered back across the road and down a steep hillside. As the truck overturned the driver was ejected and killed.