|A two-vehicle crash on Monday, June 18, 2012, killed one person and resulted in another being flown out to a trauma center. Photo by Duane Toney.|
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – A crash on Highway 29 early Monday evening killed one person and sent another person to the hospital.
The crash, which happened at around 6:30 p.m. Monday, occurred near the Grange Road intersection just south of Putah and Guenoc lanes outside of Middletown.
Witnesses reported that Cal Fire and South Lake County Fire responded to the wreck, involving a red Chevrolet pickup and a silver Pontiac Grand Am.
The pickup was on its passenger side up against the Pontiac. The front of the Pontiac was smashed in.
The Pontiac's driver, said to be a male, died at the scene, according to witnesses.
The driver of the pickup, also said to be a male, had to be cut out of the vehicle, with firefighters slicing off the top of the cab to free him.
Firefighters then transported the pickup's driver to a landing zone set up about a half-mile down the highway, where he was picked up by a REACH air ambulance and flown to an out-of-county trauma center.
Specific information about the cause of the crash and the names of those involved was not immediately available as of 10:30 p.m. Monday.
More information will be posted as soon as it is available from the California Highway Patrol.