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Crash on Highway 99 in Vina slows traffic

Published On: Jul 28 2013 03:08:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2013 02:00:00 AM CDT
Accident on Highway 99 slows traffic

VINA, Calif. -

Medics responded to another serious car accident along the dangerous strip of Highway 99 between Chico and Red Bluff Saturday.  It happened just three days after and six miles from an accident that took the life of a 5-year-old boy.

The collision happened at South Avenue and Highway 99 near Vina at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  The location is just a few yards from the CAL FIRE Heli-attack Base.

The elderly driver of a silver Honda Civic was injured.  Officials said the driver of the Civic turned west onto South Avenue from Highway 99 headed toward Corning.

Another vehicle hit the Civic sending both cars spinning.  The male driver of the Civic was taken from the scene by ambulance. His name and medical condition were not immediately available.

On Wednesday, a Maxima was hit by a semi-truck six miles to the north, near Sherman Street & Highway 99 in Los Molinos. Five-year-old Gunner Langenderfer was killed in that collision. His mother Katie Ramsey, 31, suffered serious injuries.

Wednesday's accident has prompted nearby residents to call for safety improvements and for drivers to slow down on busy Highway 99.