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Five people rushed to hospital after crash on Highway 299

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Feb 15 2014 10:52:41 PM CST
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ROUND MOUNTAIN, Calif. -

Five people were rushed to the hospital on Saturday after a collision near Round Mountain.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on Highway 299.

According to the CHP a red, Ford pickup headed westbound drifted off the road and ultimately ended up perpendicular in the middle of the road.

It was t-boned by a silver Dodge pickup headed east.

The jaws of life were used to remove two passengers from the red truck.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role.

The CHP said the roads were slick but it's unclear if weather was a factor.

Two helicopters that were requested to help transport the victims, however, were not able to fly because of the weather.