Three injured in Highway 139 crash

The California Highway Patrol reports three motorists suffered major injuries in a Friday, Oct. 7 crash on Highway 139 5 miles south of Termo Grasshopper Road.

According to a statement from the CHP, Brain S. Madison, 59, of Portland, Oregon, suffered chest pain and multiple lacerations and was airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada; David P. East, 68, of Loleta, California, suffered multiple lacerations and possible multiple broken bones and was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California; and Linda K. Hancock, 73, of Reno, Nevada, suffered a possible broken left arm/wrist and was transported by ground ambulance to Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville.

According to the CHP, about 8:13 a.m. Madison was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado southbound at an unknown speed, and East was driving a 2022 Honda CRV northbound at about 45 to 50 miles per hour. For unknown reasons, Madison’s vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision. Hancock was unable to avid the collision and struck the back of the Honda. All three vehicles suffered major damage.