A multiple vehicle traffic collision on Highway 70 south of Ophir Road near Oroville leaves three dead. The driver of a Nissan Frontier reportedly attempted to pass vehicles when he collided head-on with a Chevy Aveo after 6 am this morning. There are reports that three men in the Aveo have perished. Cal Fire says the driver of the Nissan Frontier was air-lifted to Enloe Hospital with major injuries. According to authorities, two other vehicles were involved in the collision.
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.