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Students recovering after Thursday crash

Two Nevada Union High School students injured in a Thursday car crash were improving at a Roseville hospital today.

Chris Hamn, 16, was in good condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and driver Jeremy Foley, 17, was in fair condition. The two were airlifted to Sutter Roseville after the car reportedly went airborne and hit a tree.

A second passenger, 18-year-old Ben Moller, was treated and released from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Thursday with a deep cut to an arm.



The crash was reported at 12:23 p.m. on McCourtney Road, near an intersection with Beyers Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol. School had gotten out early Thursday because of a sewage clog at Nevada Union.

“Speed was definitely a factor,” highway patrol Officer George Kirbyson said.




Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected, Kirbyson said.

Moller said Thursday that the three were headed south toward Bear River High School when the car hit a bump in the road and the driver lost control, running off the road and into a tree.

Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Higgins Area Fire Protection District responded to the crash.


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