Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Clearlake man dies after crashing into bridge

RED BLUFF – A Clearlake man died Tuesday after traveling the wrong way on a portion of Interstate 5 and subsequently colliding with a bridge.

Hubert Marks, 72, was the victim of the crash, according to the Red Bluff office of the California Highway Patrol.

At around 12:24 a.m. Tuesday Marks was traveling southbound in his 1996 Ford Ranger pickup in the northbound lane of Interstate 5 near Dibble Creek Bridge, south of the North Main Street overcrossing at an estimated speed of 70 miles per hour, according to the CHP report.

The CHP said there were no independent witnesses as to where he entered the highway going the wrong direction.

According to witness statements, Marks continued southbound in the northbound lane which ended at the Dibble Creek Bridge. Witnesses told CHP that Marks never hit the brakes before colliding with the raised concrete bridge abutment.

Marks' pickup spun in a clockwise direction and came to rest facing north within the highway's two northbound lanes, the CHP reported.

The CHP said Marks was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.

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