CHP investigates fatal Highway 32 crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a Tuesday, Sept. 8 Highway 32 accident that fatally injured a man.

According to a statement from the Susanville CHP, at about 7:45 a.m. Sept. 8, an unidentified man, 20, of Marysville, was driving his Silver 350Z westbound on Highway 32 at an unknown speed. The driver had just driven through a Cal-Trans closure with one lane traffic control.

The driver continued at an unknown high rate of speed through a left hand corner, the statement alleged. As the driver entered the turn, the right side tires traveled off the roadway onto the dirt shoulder. The driver allegedly turned to the left but lost control, skidding off the left side of the road and off a steep embankment.

“The vehicle became airborne before hitting a large conifer tree with its roof, trapping the driver inside,” the statement continued. “A passerby observed the vehicle and notified a CHP officer working in the road closure. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and extricated the driver from the vehicle. Sadly, the driver received fatal injuries as a result of the collision.”

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident, can contact the Susanville CHP at (530) 252-1800. The identity of the driver is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.