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Highway 20 crash today injures three

Three people were injured this morning, two of them seriously, when the driver of their car swerved around a vehicle that was approaching in the same lane on Highway 20.

After swerving, the car rolled over between Grass Valley and Penn Valley.

The driver of the other vehicle, described by authorities as a gold sedan, did not stop. The California Highway Patrol is calling the wreck a “non-contact hit and run.”



A woman and her two children, one of them about 5 years old, were inside the silver Nissan Altima-style car. Their car ended up on its roof, pointing in the opposite direction.

The woman and one of the children were taken by separate helicopters to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The youngest child was taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.




The back end of the Nissan was smashed in, with the wheels tucked underneath. The vehicle had been traveling east, Nevada County Consolidated firefighter Rob Penn said.

The names of the occupants of the car were not known Thursday morning. Anyone with information about the gold sedan is asked to call the highway patrol at 273-4415. It was heading west on Highway 20, toward Penn Valley, at the time of the crash.


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