On June 1, 2018 at 2:17 p.m., on SR 70 east of Chalet View, Grace Alkire, 25 of Blairsden was driving her Toyota eastbound. Due to Alkire being under the influence of alcohol, her unsafe speed and inattention, Alkire lost control of her vehicle and allowed it to cross over into the westbound lane of SR-70, directly into the path of John Elliot, 25, of Quincy. The two parties were unable to avoid a collision and the front of the Toyota impacted the front of the Ford. After the collision, Alkire was removed from the vehicle by personnel from Eastern Plumas Fire and Plumas District Hospital ambulance. Alkire was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care for treatment of her injuries. Elliot was not injured during the collision. After medical evaluation, Alkire was arrested and booked into Plumas County Jail for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
On June 2, 2018 Charles Coughlin, 25 of Cromberg was driving a 2011 Toyota at 5:50 a.m. northbound on SR-89 north of Mountain Quail Rd at 55 mph. He was tired/fatigued driving all morning. He fell asleep and entered a left hand curve, causing the vehicle to leave the east edge of the road as it entered the curve and struck a snow plow marker, waking him. He was unable to regain control and subsequently rolled over as it entered a ditch that was perpendicular to the highway. The vehicle’s side-curtain airbags deployed and he was wearing his seatbelt. He did not claim any injuries as a result of this collision.
On June 2, at 1:47 p.m., on SR-70 east of SR-89, Carol Stanton, 79 of Graeagle was driving eastbound on SR-70 in her 2013 Acura. Jessica Malnburg, 27 of Cromberg was driving her 1998 Toyota SUV westbound, east of Mrs. Stanton. Stanton’s attention was diverted from driving due to a wasp flying in the interior of her vehicle. As Stanton attempted to eject the wasp from the passenger compartment through an open window, she allowed her vehicle to cross completely into the westbound lane and into the pat of the Toyota SV. Malnburg swerved sharply to the righ shoulder in order to avoid a head-on collision. As a result of the abrupt change of direction Malnburg lost control of her vehicle and it veered into the eastbound lane and off the south shoulder of SR-70, where it traveled backwards down a steep embankment and collided with the bottom of a ravine. Malnburg and her passenger, Robert Malnburg were transported to Eastern Plumas District Hospital for minor injuries.
On June 2 at 1:44 p.m. on Gold Lake Highway Michael Gadow, 56, of Dublin, CA was riding his 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Gold Lake Highway west of Mile Marker 6.0. Jennifer Barbour, 38 of Sparks, NV was driving her 2012 Mazda van westbound to the east of Gadow. As Gadow approached a curve in the roadway, he was riding too fast for the roadway conditions and as he negotiated the curve, his motorcycle crossed the solid yellow center line and entered into the path of the westbound Mazda. Barbour slowed and swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid a collision but was unable to due to Gadow crossing the center line. The motorcycle struck the left front fender of the Mazda. Gadow was transported to Renown Medical Center with severe injuries.
On June 4, 2018 Hannah R. Glazier, 24, of Denver was driving on SR-70 at 1:20 a.m. westbound east of Greenhorn Ranch Road at approximately 50 mph. The driver fell asleep and drifted off the road onto the north shoulder and collided with a metal sign. After the driver collided with the sign she woke up and attempted to regain control of her vehicle. She was able to regain control and came to rest on the south shoulder of SR-70. Due to damage sustained in the collision her vehicle was towed from the scene.
On June 4th, Veronica Towery, 51 of Beckwourth was traveling westbound on SR-70 at 4:36 a.m. driving her 2013 Toyota 4-Runner approaching Mitchell Lane when a deer entered the roadway directly into the path of her vehicle. Towery was unable to avoid a collision, killing the deer instantly. Towery was able to safely stop her vehicle and reported the collision. She was wearing her safety belt and was uninjured.
On June 6th at 8:30 p.m.Travis Fulcher, 32 of Portola was driving his Jeep Cherokee at an unsafe speed northbound on Clio State 40A Rd. Due to his unsafe speed, he lost control of the Jeep while negotiating a left hand curve on the gravel roadway. The Jeep lost traction and went into a slide and subsequently rolled over. The Jeep came to rest on its roof. Fulcher exited the Jeep and a passerby called and reported the collision.
On June 7th Timothy Michael Ferrell, 64 of Lucedale, MS was riding his 2015 Harley Davidson eastbound on Gold Lake Highway at a speed of 50 mph. A deer entered the roadway running in a northerly direction. The front of the motorcycle collided with the deer. The motorcycle went down on its left side before coming to rest in the eastbound lane. Farrell was ejected and came to rest on the north shoulder and was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care.
On June 7th Michael Toler, 28 of Sun Valley, NV at 11:25 p.m. was driving a 2003 Dodge northbound on US-395 north of Country Lane. Due to the level of alcohol intoxication, he lost control of his vehicle and allowed it to leave the east edge, rolling over on the east shoulder of US-395 and came to rest on its driver side. Toler was assisted by passing motorists but then Toler fled the scene on foot. He was located and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. After being medically evaluated at Banner Lassen Medical Center for minor injuries he was booked into Lassen County.
On June 8th Robert Wilson 65 of Reno was driving a 2017, Harley Davidson southbound on County Rd. A 23 south of Valle Vista Dr. at 11:30 a.m.
Mark Smith, 59 of Reno was driving a 2015 Yamaha directly next to Wilson. Wilson claimed to have swerved to miss a dog that ran across the road and caused him to collide into Smith. Both parties lost control of their motorcycles which overturned and ejected both parties who were wearing DOT approved Helmets, and taken to Renown.