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4 injured in head-on crash

Nevada County Consoladated fire fighter pick up equipment at the accident on Highway 49 between Old Auburn and Lime Kiln Road that four people were tranfersport to the hospital Monday afternoon.
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Four people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 49 near Little Deer Drive Monday afternoon.

California Highway Patrol officials had not released the names of the four as of late Monday.

According to an officer, a middle-aged woman was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe north on Highway 49 with two children, both under 5 years 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 a man in his late 20s or early 30s.

The woman was taken by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and the children were taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Tacoma was first taken to Sierra Nevada but was then also transported by helicopter to Sutter Roseville.

According to Nevada County Consolidated Chief Tim Fike, the woman sustained injuries to her head and a leg and “wasn’t responding well.” The man suffered “major leg trauma,” Fike said, and the children had only “bumps and bruises.”

The cause of the wreck has not yet been determined. Fike said there were no skid marks at the scene.

Both drivers had their seat belts 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 CHP.

– Roman Gokhman

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