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Sunday head-on collision results in minor injuries

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The 1990 Chevy Prizm belonging to Robert Myers Jr. of Lakeport, Calif., following a head-on collision on Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Photo by Miguel Lanigan.
 

 

 



CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – A Sunday afternoon head-on collision on Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries and temporarily closed down the highway.


Mary Smothers, 57, of Willits and an unnamed passenger who were riding in a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck were transported to St. Helena Hospital Clearlake following the crash, which occurred at about 3:40 p.m. Sunday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Joe Wind.


The crash occurred on Highway 20 west of Island Drive, Wind said.


Robert Myers Jr., 50, of Lakeport, was traveling eastbound in a 1990 Chevy Prizm when Wind said Myers allowed his vehicle to cross over the double yellow lines in a corner.


Myers' car hit Smothers' pickup head-on, with the vehicles coming to rest and blocking the roadway, Wind said.


The CHP and Northshore Fire Protection District personnel responded to the scene, where Wind said the roadway was closed because first responders had to wait for tow trucks to move the vehicles.


Northshore Fire transported Smothers and her passenger to the hospital, where Wind said they were treated for minor injuries.


Both drivers were licensed, everyone was wearing their seat belt, and drugs and alcohol were not involved, according to Wind.


CHP Officer Josh Dye is investigating the crash, Wind said.


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Mary Smothers of Willits, Calif., and a passenger were riding in this 1997 Toyota Tacoma when they were hit head-on by another vehicle on Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Smothers and her passenger sustained minor injuries and were taken to St. Helena Hospital Clearlake. Photo by Miguel Lanigan.
 

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