A multiple vehicle traffic collision happened on Highway 70 south of Ophir Road near Oroville this morning. Three vehicles were involved collision after 6 am this morning. The CHP says two of those vehicles hit each other head-on. There are reports that three men have perished in the crash. Cal Fire says one person was extricated from a vehicle and air-lifted to Enloe Medical Center with major injuries. Two others are reported with moderate injuries have have been taken to a local hospital.
According to the CHP, all lanes are blocked in the area south of Ophir Road and may not be opened until 10 am. Authorities are saying that motorists should use an alternate route.