The California Highway Patrol reports three people were injured in a Monday, Nov. 8 crash on Highway 139 just north of Susanville about 10:26 a.m.
According to a statement from the CHP, a 2000 Challenger Class A motor home lost control while descending the grade. The out of control motor home passed a 2014 Buick Encore, being driven by Jeanette Sievers of Eagle Lake, clipping the left mirror of the Encore. The motor home left the roadway and struck the west embankment, partially overturned and disintegrated. As the motor home disintegrated, the 35-year-old driver who was not restrained (the release of his identity is pending), was ejected. He suffered head trauma.
A 15-year-old unrestrained juvenile passenger was also ejected from the motor home. He also suffered head trauma.
A second passenger, Gretea Ciccarella, 62, was properly restrained and remained in the motor home. She suffered major trauma to her wrist.
The driver of the motor home was flown to Renown Hospital in Reno with life threatening injuries. The two passengers were transported via ambulance to Renown as well with major injuries.
This collision is currently under investigation. Drugs and alcohol are not currently considered a factor in this collision.
Caltrans, SEMSA, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the Susanville Police Department, the Bureau of Land Management, Calfire, the Susanville Fire Deparrtment and Susanville Tow responded to the scene to assist with this collision.