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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 3B LAW ORDER Ready to serve j, One passerby thought there was a raid at the Methodist Church there to prepare and serve the weekly community supper. in Quincy, but the officers were California Highway Patrol officers and their assistants stand ready to serve turkey and all the trimmings during Quincy's weekly community supper held Nov. 25. They deep fried 10 turkeys and made stuffing, green bean casserole and more for the feast, serving 117 appreciative diners. Photos submitted south shoulder. Then the car CHP REPORT Highway 70, Nov. 23 went over a steep dirt The following incidents are Diana Bryant, 54, of embankment backwards and submitted by the QuincyArea Taylorsville, was driving her overturned. A loose tire California HighwayPa trol as 2015 Subaru eastbound. Atinside of the vehicle hit the a tentatiyesummarypending about 1:26 p.m., she was west driver on the right side of his the conclusion of the of Phillips Road. Her stated head. The Toyota came to rest investigation(s), speed was 50 mph. facing south on a dirt A deer running from northfrontage road south of the Quincy, Nov. 17 to south crossed the highway highway. At approximately 8 a.m., directly into the Subaru's Monroe was able to release Mr. Brunet, of Quincy parked path. The deer collided with his seat belt, but couldn't get his vehicle on the east side of the left front corner of the out of his car. He couldn't call Buchanan Street. His 1998 vehic[e. The airbags for help because there was no Buick Le Sabre was north of deployed. The driver was also cell phone service at that Jackson Street, facing north, wearing her seat belt. spot. He left to work out of town for Bryant was uninjured. TheA passerby (possibly a several days. Subaru sustained moderateUnion Pacific Railroad The owner returned to his front-end damage, employee) stopped at the vehicle on Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. Highway 70, Nov. 24 scene. He was able to open the That is when he noticed the Celica's passenger door and A single car accident moved the tire. This allowed damage to the left rear occurred east of SquirrelMonroe to get out of the car. bumper of his vehicle. If Creek Road at approximately Then the passerby drove anyone has information' 10:30 a.m. There was a regarding the incident, they snowstorm at the time and a Monroe to the Graeagle Medical Clinic in Graeagle. can contact the Quincy CHP thin layer of slushy snow had Monroe was later treated office, built up on the roadway, for major injuries, including Bucks Lake Road, Nov. 20 Caltrans was actively plowing a concussion, at Plumas CHP officers were the highway, but no chainDistrict Hospital in Quincy. dispatched to a traffic controls were in effect at the collision near Slate Creek . time. Highway 70, west of Road at approximately 4:02 Kevin Monroe, 24, of Squirrel Creek Road, Nov. p.m. The accident involved a Meadow Valley was driving24 vehicle down a steep cliff his silver 2001 Toyota Celica At approximately 10:50 with the driver still trapped eastbound. In the a.m., Gail Austin, 61, of inside. Upon arrival, officers straightaway prior to Spring Quincy was driving her black saw a gold 2005 Ford F-150 Garden, Monroe caught up to 1998 Ford Ranger eastbound. about 75 feet down the three other vehicles alsoAustin was crossing over the embankment, traveling eastbound. A plow Spring Garden Overhead at a The driver was Max truck (actively plowing) was stated speed of 20 mph. There Belcher, 20, of Quincy. Search in front followed by two other was a snowstorm at the time. and rescue and other first cars. The rear car was The highway was covered responders climbed down the traveling at an estimated 35 with a thin layer of snow. precipice to extract Belcher mph. Caltrans was actively from the truck. Then they Monroe decided to pass the plowing, but had not been in carried the man back up to last car. He accelerated to the area for a short while. the road. about 45 mph and crossed Chain controls were in Belcher sustained moderate into the westbound lane. effect with R-1 conditions: to major injuries, including After passing the slower car, chains are required unless a possible head injury. The the driver began merging the vehicle is a pickup or an driver had been wearing back into the eastbound lane. automobile with snow tires. his seat belt at the time of As he did so, the Celica lost The Ranger was a four-wheel traction with the roadwaydrive and was being driven in the accident. He was transported to Plumas and began to fishtail. Monroe four-wheel drive. The truck District Hospital in Quincy attempted to regain control of was equipped with mud and for treatment, the car, but he could not. snow tires. However, the Speed was determined to be The Celica spun around 180 tread on those tires was a factor in this collision. The degrees as it skidded offthe significantly less than 6/32" time of the accident is still road. It slid across the (the tread was below the wear under investigation, snow-covered dirt of the bars). This invalidated the (530) 257-2441 120 N. Fairfield St., Susanville (530) 596-3232 313 Peninsula Dr., Lake AImanor Next to shopping and restaurant, cabin with 2 bedrooms upstairs, possible 3rd bedroom off living room, kitchen has newer stainless steel appliances, vinyl floors and pine cabinets, Large laundry room and utility room with over-sized 900 sq. ft. 2 car garage with office, ]/2 bath and workshop area. Large graveled area next to garage for RV and boat parking. Or have the best of both worlds! Uve and work at the lake, This property would make a great location for any home-based business. Great vacation home or rental. Close to marina with boat and boat slip rentals available....~269,000 snow tires. The Ranger was Utah, was involved in a passengers were also injured. therefore required to be two-vehicle collision nearTaryn McEuen, 37, received equipped with chains, but Hallelujah Junction. major injuries as did a was not, in violation of 27459 John Schierbeck, 17, of 12-year-old, 14-year-old and V.C. Susanville, was driving a 2000 9-year-old. Two more As Austin was crossing Chevrolet Silverado pickupchildren, ages 2 and 3, over the overhead, the southbound on Highway 395 received minor injuries. Ranger's tires lost traction about 1.5 miles north of with the roadway. The truck Hallelujah Junction at a Highway 70, Nov. 24 began to fishtail. The driver stated speed of 45 mph at 4:24 A 65-year-old Meadow was able to stay on the road p.m. According to the CHP,Valley woman received major for several hundred feet. the weather was cold, wet,injuries when she lost control Then the Ranger veered off of and icy, with light snow of her vehicle on an icy Bucks the road and onto the south falling. Lake Road, west of Siate snow-covered dirt shoulder. Schierbeck lost control ofCreek Road. Once on the south shoulder, his vehicle on the icy Jacquelyn Kopecky was the truck began climbing a roadway and entered the driving a 1999 Jeep Wrangler steep dirt embankment until northbound lane. Bryce west on the roadway at 4:40 it rolled over. The Ranger McEuen, 40, of Providence,p.m., when she hit an icy came to rest on its top facing Utah, was driving a 2001 patch and began to rotate in a south. It was at the entrance Toyota Sequoia in the clockwise direction. She hit to the dirt spur road that northbound lane. He saw the the north dirt shoulder and leads to the Williams Loop. truck coming and tried to then overturned multiple Austin and her passenger avoid a collision, but the front times, traveling were able to climb out of the of the Toyota struck the approximately 100 feet down a Ranger. Both occupants had passenger side of the steep embankment. The Jeep been wearing seat belts. Chevrolet. finally stopped on its wheels Neither one was injured Scheirbeck received minor in the middle of Spanish during the collision, injuries, but his passenger, Creek. Connor Downing, 17, also of Highway 395, Nov. 24 Susanville, suffered majorHighway 70, Nov. 25 Major injuries were injuries. Kristina Young, 42, of reported when a family of .... McEuen received minor~ ..... ...................... ......... seven from Providence, injuries, and his five See CliP, page 4B )