A Janesville resident sustained fatal injuries in a two-car collision Tuesday, July 9.
According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, Evangeline DeVeir, 82, of Janesville, was driving her 2012 Nissan northbound on Highway 395, south of Highway 36 around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when, for unknown reasons, she allegedly turned her Nissan to the left over double yellow lines into the southbound traffic lane, in the path of an oncoming 2018 Dodge towing a trailer, driven by Eugene Keen, 72, with passenger Tammy Keen, 61, of Sparks, Nevada.
According to the statement, Keen applied brakes and turned to the right, but could not avoid the collision.
The Nissan collided with the front of the Dodge.
Both vehicles separated and entered a counter-clockwise rotation, which caused the left sides of the vehicle to collide again.
The Dodge came to rest facing in a northwesterly direction, partially on the shoulder and the traffic lane.
The Nissan traveled southeasterly before coming to a rest on the northbound shoulder and traffic lane.
DeVeir was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center by ground ambulance for medical treatment. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center. She succumbed to her injuries about 2:30 p.m.
Tammy Keen sustained minor injuries, with a complaint of head and neck pain. Eugene Keen was not injured, according to the statement.
The CHP is continuing to investigate the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has pertinent information, is encouraged to contact the CHP at 252-1800.
Services for DeVeir will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15 at Walton’s Colonial Mortuary.
** This story was updated to include the information regarding services.