On May 20, 2016 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Terry Myers, 45 of Graeagle was driving his 2002 Dodge northbound on SR-89, south of Cold Creek, at a stated speed of 45 mph. Rebecca Brooks, 51, of Loyalton was driving her 2005 Chevrolet southbound on SR-89 north of Cold Creek at a stated speed of 45 mph. As the two vehicles approached each other, the Dodge lost traction with the snow covered roadway, and Myers was unable to control the vehicle. The Dodge entered the southbound lane, directly into the path of the Chevrolet. The two vehicles impacted with each other and came to rest blocking both lanes of SR-89. Both parties suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and were transported to Renown Medical Center by Eastern Plumas Health Care ambulance for treatment. The parties were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Sierra County Sheriff Department, USFS Fire, Sierraville Volunteer Fire, Eastern Plumas Health Care ambulance and the California Highway Patrol. Both parties were wearing safety belts at the time of the collision. Neither party was under the influence at the time of the collision.
On May 22, at approximately 7:57 p.m., Teri Trehal, 25 of Silver Springs, Nevada, was driving her Jeep northbound on US 395 JSO Pozolan Rd. in the #2 lane at a stated speed of 65 mph. She observed a deer run from the west side of the roadway in an easterly direction, directly into the path of her vehicle. Trehal applied the brakes and the front of the Jeep collided with the deer. The Jeep became disabled in the #2 northbound lane. A passerby stopped and helped push the Jeep to the east shoulder of US 395. The driver airbag deployed during the collision. Trehal suffered minor lacerations to her left and right arms from the airbag. She also complained of pain to her left arm. Trehal denied medical attention at the scene and stated she would seek her own medical aid.