Upper Lake Head-On Crash Kills 1

Highway 20 Collision Leaves 1 Hurt & 1 Dead 

Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a head-on collision that occurred in Upper Lake Wednesday afternoon. 

CHP reported that the accident occurred at about 3:15 between a pickup truck and sedan.

The two vehicles crashed head-on on April 6th on Highway 20 under unclear circumstances. 

Sadly, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Another person involved sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to an out-of-county trauma center. 

Police also shut down the highway in both directions for about two hours following the wreck. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.