Accident near Mineral kills two

The California Highway Patrol reported two people from Dutton, Montana lost their lives when their westbound motor home left Highway 36 and struck a tree.

An unidentified 38-year-old woman and an unidentified 10-year-old girl passenger died as a result of the collision west of Mineral about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 5. A 12-year-old boy passenger, also from Dutton, Montana, suffered major injuries.

According to the CHP, the two children were asleep in a bunk above the cab of a 2005 Tioga motor home when, for unknown reasons, it left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The 10-year-old girl was ejected and the 12-year-old boy was partially ejected.

The children were transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Red Bluff where the girl died of her injuries. The boy suffered major injuries.