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Two injured in crash

Two people suffered minor injures in a spectacular accident Monday at the busy intersection of Highway 49 and Combie Road in southern Nevada County.

According to Officer Daniel Wright of the California Highway Patrol, Jesse Maclean, 33, of Sacramento was northbound on Highway 49 at 12:55 p.m. in his Subaru when he failed to notice the light was red.



Janice Mitsuda, 47, of Auburn was going across the highway from Combie to Wolf Road when she noticed the Subaru approaching at a high rate of speed and slammed the brakes of her BMW, Wright said.




At that point, Maclean swerved to the left, but still collided with the BMW, causing his Subaru to overturn, Wright said. His vehicle eventually ended up on its top, blocking the southbound lanes of the highway.

Maclean was transported from the scene by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, where he was treated and released for a cut to the head. Mitsuda complained of pain to the right leg but was not hospitalized.

An investigation is continuing and there is a possibility Maclean will be cited, Wright said.


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