Crash kills one, injures another |

Crash kills one, injures another

Eileen JoyceThe pickup truck involved in a fatal wreck is pictured here Friday at an impound lot at the California Highway Patrol office in Grass Valley.
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A Reno man died and another was seriously injured Friday morning after their pickup slid into a tree on Highway 20 west of White Cloud Campground, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The killed victim’s name hadn’t been released by 7 p.m. Friday, as the Sheriff’s Office tried to notify his family.

The pickup’s driver, 63-year-old Harley Anderson, went by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was in serious condition. CHP spokesman Troy Marks said Anderson had broken bones in his neck.

The crash occurred at 7:44 a.m., a half-mile west of the campground, about 12 miles east of Nevada City. The roadway was icy and had just been sanded by a Caltrans crews, Marks said.

Anderson was driving a 1999 Ford F-350 westbound into a left curve when the truck went off the left side of the road. The truck’s front bumper struck dirt, and it rolled onto its right side and slid into a tree, crushing the cab, Marks said.

Both men were wearing seat belts, and there were no signs alcohol was involved. The Ford’s speed, or where the men were headed, wasn’t known because Anderson couldn’t give a statement, Marks said.

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