CHP investigates pickup truck wreck fatality

2 pickup trucks collide in Glenn County leaving one driver dead.

Sacramento, CA(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving two trucks killed one Orland, California woman and injured at least one other person on Monday morning. The Chico Enterprise Record reports the truck wreck took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 99W and County Road 30, just north of Artois. California Highway Patrol (CHP) state troopers say a Ford truck, driven by 38 year-old Nancy Floyd, was traveling at approximately 70 mph behind a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck. The Chevrolet pickup was operated by 49 year-old Gregory Zitlaw.

Apparently, as the two vehicles approached the intersection, Zitlaw slowed down, preparing to turn left onto County Road 30. At this time, Floyd, traveling at more than 55 mph, attempted to make an illegal pass to overtake Zitlaw’s pickup at the intersection, by crossing the solid yellow line. Artois area police investigators state Floyd’s pass was unsuccessful when her truck hit the front left of Zitlaw’s pickup. Floyd’s vehicle flipped over into a ditch and landed on top of Floyd, who was somewhat ejected from the truck. Zitlaw’s pickup truck fell onto its side.

CHP state troopers report Floyd was pronounced dead at the accident scene by Glenn County police officials. Floyd’s passengers were her 58 year-old mother, 17 year-old daughter, and 1 year-old grandchild. Her daughter, Margret Jones, and grandchild, Dustin Pearsallo, were both transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Jones sustained minor injuries. Pearsallo did not suffer any injuries, but was taken to the Butte County hospital as a precautionary measure. Floyd’s mother, Mary Bamber, refused treatment by Chico area paramedics. Zitlaw was also uninjured. California roadway fatality detectives continue to investigate the pickup truck crash.

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