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Drivers identified in Highway 49 crash

California Highway Patrol has released the names of the drivers of Monday’s two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 49 near Little Deer Drive.

Caitlin Fifer, 24, of Grass Valley, was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe north on Highway 49 with two children, a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old at 2:30 p.m.

The Tahoe crossed over the double yellow line, according to the highway patrol, and struck a Toyota Tacoma driven by Thomas Eisenhower, 20, of Grass Valley.



Fifer was taken by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with head and leg injuries, according to authorities. She was in fair condition Tuesday. The children, whose names were not released, were taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Eisenhower was first taken to Sierra Nevada but then also transported by helicopter to Sutter Roseville. He was in serious condition Monday with multiple leg fractures.




The cause of the wreck has not yet been determined, but speed and alcohol were not factors, according to the highway patrol.

Both drivers reportedly had their seatbelts on, and the children were in child-restraint seats.

Traffic was backed up for two miles in each direction for an hour, according to the highway patrol.


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