Head on collision kills one man and injures 5


A head-on collision leaves one person dead and 5 injured on Highway 199 near South Fork Road in Crescent City.

According to California Highway Patrol, a Honda driving southbound on Highway 199 crossed the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic crashing into a Dodge truck. The driver of the Honda continued driving on the northbound lane and then crashed into a Nissan SUV.

The driver of the Honda died on scene.

The occupants inside the Dodge were identified Douglass P. Lee, 61, and Dawn M. Lee, 60, both from Eagle Point. Mr. Lee was uninjured in the crash while Ms. Lee suffered cuts to her right hand.

Inside the Nissan, Alonso V. Ponce, 26, of Medford suffered cuts on his hands and complained of chest and neck pain. Maria Gomes Cortes, 26, also from Medford, sustained cuts to both her chest/neck and complained about chest pains.

An unidentified minor inside the car complained of pain on her left shoulder and right hip area.

The name of driver inside the Honda is being withheld until next of kin are notified by the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.