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Motorist admits head-on crash with logging truck was suicide attempt


A motorist was seriously injured Wednesday after intentionally crashing head-on into a logging truck. 

The incident occurred on December 2nd at around 9:50 a.m. in Nevada County, California. 

According to The Union News, the motorist was driving westbound on Highway 20 just west of Pleasant Valley Road when they intentionally crossed the double line and slammed head-on into an oncoming logging truck. 

The motorist survived the suicide attempt but was seriously injured, and was quickly transported to a regional hospital for medical treatment. Luckily, the truck driver was unhurt in the crash.

“The solo-vehicle occupant stated this was a suicide attempt,” said Andrew Trygg, pubic information officer for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

A hazmat team was called to clean up oil and diesel fuel spilled in the wreck, snarling traffic in the area until around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon. 

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. 

“When it’s an intentional act like that, it’s their responsibility to investigate, “said Officer Jason Bice of the California Highway Patrol, “but we’ll be doing additional reporting even though it’s not an accident per se.”


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