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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 Bu!ie.'~n. ~rogre~, ,,-'tm=~ Iqformation that appears in this column is compiled from the California Highu Pa- trol activity logs in Quincy and, in some cases, Su- sanville. The fact that some- one has been involved in an automobile accident does not constitute liability or fault. In addition, the reporting ClIP agency determines whether injuries in the acci- dent are character ed as mi- nor, moderate, major or fa- tal m, mmm m No injuries were reported when a 1994 Dodge pickup and a 1980 Honda were involved in an incident Sunday, July 8, at 11:20 a.m. Maureen J. Tobin, 69, of Blairsden, was driving a 1980 Honda and was stopped on northbound Highway 89 just south of Highway 70 at the in- l~A'section. Donald G. Lenzi, 65, of Porto- la; was stopped in his vehicle 20 feet to the rear of the Honda. A pilot car passed through the intersection, traveling east- bound on Highway 70. Following behind the pilot car by approximately 600 feet was a truck tractor carrying a large piece of equipment. After the pilot car passed, it was unclear if Tobln pulled for- ward in anticipation of pulling out. Lea~ however, thought that 'robin had turned right behind the pilot car and looked to the left to see the truck tractor ap- proaching. In an attempt to turn right before the truck tractor got too dose, he begau his turn. When he looked forward, he saw that "robin had not turned and was stopped ahead. He applied his brakes but was unable to stop in time. Lenzi's vehicle rear-ended Tobin's vehicle. Bud Lake Itoad Minor injuries were report- ed to a Meadow Valley resident Saturday, July 7, at 2:20 a.m. Roxanne',reskey, 24, was dri- ving a 1986 Mercedes 190E east- bound on Bucks Lake Road west of 8 meider Creek Road. Jeskey was traveling at ap- proximately 30 mph when a deer ran across the road direct- ly in f ont of the vehicle. She forcefully turned the steering wheel of the vehicle to the left in an attempt to avoid hitting the deer. Jeskey missed the deer, but ran head-on into a large pine tree, The driver's side airbag de- ployed, but because she was not wearing her seat belt, her head still went through the windshield. Russell Jeskey, 34, of Mead- ow Valley, also wasn't wearing his seat belt and was thrown forward, coming to rest against the back of the driver. The Mercedes came to rest completely blocking the west- bound side of Bucks Lake Road. Russell got out of the vehicle and went around to help his wife get out. He then placed her in the passenger's seat to help her calm down. Approximately five minutes later, a friend arrived at the scene and transported the Jeskeys to their house to recov. er from the accident. Wmll r Mlne Minor injuries were report- ed when a 1987 Mazda pickup went off Walker Mine Road and overturned, Friday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. Christopher Mah, 16, of Por- role, was driving the pickup westbound on Walker Mine Road at a high rate of speed. As he rounded a curve, he saw a U.S. Forest Service truck approaching from the opposite direction. He attempted to slow down and steer toward the right edge of the roadway, but due to the speed he was traveling and loose gravel on the road, he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid into adja- cent ditch and overturned. Caden Adams, 16, of Blairs- den, received minor injuries but did not request medical aid. Both teenagers were wear- ing their seat belts. A Portola resident received minor injuries when the 1997 Honda Shadow motorcycle she was driving skidded off the roadway Friday, July 6, at 4:42 p.m. Kelli Ann Graham, 37, was traveling westbound on High- way A-15 approaching the Nakoma entrance to Gold,. Mountain. According to witnesses, Gra- ham was rounding a curve at approximately 40 mph, and for no apparent reason, veered the motorcycle to the right and skidded off the roadway. Both Graham and the motor- cycle were propelled over an embankment, down a rocky hill and landed in a ravine al> proximately 20 feet below the roadway. Graham was airlifted to Washoe Medical Center in Reno, where she was treated for shock and minor bumps, scrapes and bruises. Graham was wearing a hel- met at the time of the incident, which was credited with pre- venting her from receiving fur- ther irduries. Graham was arrested for dri- ving under the influence at the time of the incident. A Chico resident was killed instantly when the Honda he was driving impacted bead- on with a logging truck Friday, July 6, at 3:40 a.m. David Erickson, 48, of Par- adise, was traveling eastbound in a.1990 Peterbilt with a load of logs. Jason Wagers, 25, was travel- ing westbound approaching the logging truck's location just west of Belden. As Erickson rounded a curve, he saw that the Honda was in his traffic lane. Erickson attempted to avoid the Honda, trying to stop his truck before it impacted with the Honda, but he was unable to avoid a collision. The vehicles hit headpin in the eastbound lane, where the truck ran over the top of the Honda, dragging it across the westbound lane and onto the westbound shoulder. It is unknown why Wagers didn't appear to take any eva- sive actio The body of the Honda dri- ver was pinned inside the wreckage; those immediately on the scene could not detect any life signs. Erickson received minor in- juries in the incident. The incident is still under in- vestigation. TO, U A 31-year-old Portola resi- dent was not i ured when the 1987 Ford Ranger she was dri- ving hit a bear Thursday, July 5, at 10 p.m. Donna L. Sanders was dri- ving westbound on Highway 70 east of Meadow Way at 55 mpb_ Just after passing an east- bound vehicle, Sanders ob- served a large bear run across the road in a north to south di- rection. It ran right in front of ber hicle. Sander's vehicle struck the bear and kined it Minor injuries were report- ed when a 1985 Jeep Cherokee and a 1990 Polaris were in- volved in an incident Thurs- day, July 5, at 9:30 a.nt Cody Kratz, 18, of Quincy, was westbound on U.S. Forest Service Road No. 23N10 west of Sleet Road at approximately 15 mph in the Jeep. Ken Schlege.l, 16, was travel- ing eastbound on the same . road at a similar rate of speed. road is narrow, accord- ing to the report, but wide enough for two vehicles to safe- ly pass. Scblegel was on the wrong side of the mad, howev- er, and looking into a meadow on his left. He didn't see the approach- ing Jeep. Kratz saw the Polaris and slammed on his brakes. He was nearly stopped when his vehi- cle was struck by the Polaris. When Schiegel noticed the Jeep, he did apply his brakes, but was not able to avoid the Jeep. Schiegel was thrown from his Polaris and landed on the downward embankment north of the road. He had abrasions to his right temple and elbow and reported shoulder pain, but refused medical akL mm , mu mmm No injuries were reported Photos by Will Farrts torod round th scene A 2E-yeer-old Chico resi-from the Hond led res- dent ws killed when cu workers to Initilly loaded logging truck ran think child might hve over the top of the Hondabeen inside the vehicle, be was driving early Frl-but search determiaed day, July @. The driver of that there wan ealy oo the logging truck oh- occupant. The driver of served the Homi in his the logging truck, Par- Ine of trffic rid t- adise rosideat, received tempted to void colll-minor Injuries in the sion, but met the Hernia deut. head-oe. Baby toys scat- when two Volkswagens were eastbound lane at an unknown dent was not injured when the involved in a Tuesday, July 3, speed. 2002 Subaru he was driving incident at p.m. Wayne Mortague Barnett, 31, overturned Sunday, July 1, at Averil Kimble, 52, of Quincy, of Paradise, was driving a 1997 p.m. was traveling westbound on Mercury Tracer westbound on Rex Chan was traveling east- Main Street from Buchanan Highway 32 in the westbound bound on Thompson Creek Street in Quincy. lane at an unknown, but high, Road, west of La Porte Road, Joshua Drake, 23, of Quincy, rate of speed, on a steep downgrade. was entering Main Street from Barnett's vehicle crossedHe lost control of his vehicle a private driveway, in his 1961 over the double yellow lines in- while traveling at an unknown Volkswagen, when he failed to to the oncoming eastboundspeed. see the 2001 Volkswagen dri- lane. The vehicle skidded off the yen by Kimble. The high speed, head-on ira- gravel roadway where the The two vehicles impactedpact killed both drivers in- frontend struck a dirt embank- on Main Street stantly, ment. Both people were wearing No passengers were in either The vehicle overturned and their seat belts, vehicle, came to rest on its roof, block- Pearson was wearing his ing the roadway. seat belt. Barnett was not wear- Chan was picked up by a Two fatalities occurred on ingaseatbelt, passing motorist and trans- Highway 32, .5 miles east of the Barnett allegedly had justported to Plumas District Hos- Chico Cree Bridge, June 29, at left after a physical altercation pital in Quincy. 7:25 p.m. with gu rlend. He was wearing his seat belt Matthew James Pearson, 22, at the time of the incident. of Redding was driving a 19B8 @mmlmom ka, Plymouth Sundance in the A 16-year-old Quincy resi- Beef Stroganoff carrot coins, tomato salad, fruit Friday, July 13 Lemon fish and brussel sprout wheat roll, angel Monday, July V-8 juice, marinated ve meal muffin, anges Tuesday, July Sweet and sour rice, brussel green salad, hot Wednesday, Orange juice, hot' wich and gravy, to, broccoli; cup A~tmm~ mmmm~ m~mmmt ~ mmMmm ~ ~N~m m ~ Nm ~o~ ~ m~ ~ ~. Coming To A Plate Near Life Begins At Nakoma. l-