One dead after head on collision on Highway 299 west of Willow Creek

WILLOW CREEK, CA., (KIEM)- Wet roads contribute to a fatal crash on Highway 299 East, before 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 63 year old Eureka man was driving on Highway 299 west of Willow Creek when he lost control of his vehicle. He would hit a Dodge Caravan head on, and a passenger in that van would be pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van, 47-year-old Kevin McConnell of Hoopa, and another passenger, 77-year-old Gwendolyn Vanpelt were taken to St. Joseph hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other car and his passenger were not injured.


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