Fatal Crash Reported Overnight Near Burney Falls State Park

A man died in a crash near Burney Tuesday morning. At 3:15AM the 49-year-old driver from Oregon was driving a sedan southbound on Highway 89. After passing the turnoff to Burney Falls, he entered a left curve in the road and drifted off the pavement. The car was stopped abruptly by a tree and the driver was declared dead after being flown to Mercy Hospital in Redding. The CHP says it’s not yet known if he was wearing a seatbelt.