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Five hurt in overnight crash into tree

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:32:06 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 23 2013 01:34:28 PM CST

Redding police are investigating a major crash. That shut down a lane of Eastside road in Redding for hours.

REDDING, Calif. -

Five people were hurt when a pickup truck crashed head-on into a tree early Monday morning.

According to Redding police, Clinton Roach, 36, of Redding was driving a black Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Eastside Road just north of Girvan Road, when he crossed over the double yellow lines, into the northbound lane, and then into a tree.

Police said Roach sustained major injuries and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and pills.

Two passengers - Heavenly Turner, 28, of Redding and Rose Williams, 29, of Redding also suffered major injuries.

A fourth passenger, Michelle Thurman, 37, of Redding, suffered moderate injuries.

A fifth passenger, identified only as "Mike," fled the scene, and was last seen with blood on his head and face.

As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, Roach, Williams, and Turner were listed in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center. Thurman was listed in fair condition.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Redding Police Department Traffic Unit.