Triple fatality

Update 6pm: Highway 70 has reopened.

A three person fatality on Highway 70 west of the Greenville Wye closed the Feather River Canyon at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. An SUV, a motorcycle and a pickup were involved in a massive collision that left two people on a motorcycle and in the pickup dead. No information is available at this time on the cause of the incident. Photo by Victoria Metcalf

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20 thoughts on “Triple fatality

  • February 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I knew the driver of the truck. Great guy. Lived in the Canyon. One of my brothers best friends. May he rest in peace. How terrible.

  • February 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    So sad! Why the hell do people get in such a big hurry? I have driven that Canyon thousands and thousands of times over the last 20 years. I take my time, things can change so quickly.

  • February 5, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    So sad, I lived in cromberg u have to be careful in the canyon.
    Prayers for all the families

    • February 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      You have to be just as careful in cromberg too!

  • February 5, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Prayers to the families

  • February 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    My family and I were behind this terrible collision…the people were alive, then they were not…I do not know what happened, only that we get another day and each of these folks does not.

    All the fellows that helped to remove the poor victims, just came together and helped, and gave us bits of information, when they could,

    Bless each of their families for their losses. Remember that life can change for each of us in just an instant.

    • February 6, 2018 at 12:21 am

      Our friend was the one that passed away in the truck 🙁

    • February 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      I’m sorry, I hug you

  • February 5, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve known Tom since 1982. I was at the scene. Tragic and senseless. Prayers to family and friends of all involved. Kiss your loved ones everyday, because you never know what may happen.

  • February 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    “Kat”. It’s not sarcasm that the other person was saying, it’s reality. The idiot driving that Subaru passed another vehicle on the double yellows on a corner and killed three people. Be glad it wasn’t you or someone you love. I hope that driver is prosecuted for vehicular man slaughter and rots in prison. There is no need for anyone to be in such a hurry and put innocent peoples lives on the line because they want to get where they’re going before the car in front of them.

  • February 5, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    My deepest condolences to the families -may judgement be served to the responsible party-to the EMS Fire/Law Enforcement -thank you for ALL you do

  • February 6, 2018 at 3:09 am

    No sarcasm Kat. Photo says 1,000 words.

  • February 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

    She was drunk and killed our friend, no excuses can ever help her! R.I.P my friend so angry

  • February 6, 2018 at 11:43 am

    We all love him. Such a tragic waste for a great guy. Always helpful. Always spoke honesty. We will all miss him so much. Prayers to his family.

  • February 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    The young woman who was killed, I’ve known since before she started school. Her life with her fiance was just starting. Her son’s life has been tragically ripped from him. This drunk has destroyed three lives and the countless lives of those who loved them.

  • February 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Karen Schwamb from Twain was arrested for DUI and manslaughter per FB Plumas news.

  • February 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Totally senseless to put names of those involved on the web. The notifications must go thru the appropriate agency. What if you have the wrong name? The senseless harm and suffering you can do. I do not care what the source. You simply do not know! What if you have the right name and the closest of kin have not been told yet? Can you feel their pain finding out on the web plus the pain of losing a family member. You receive no great reward for being the first to know or to post the information. No one will point you out on the street and say your special, you knew it first. Social media is not your friend. It is a trap. Don’t believe me? Walk away from it for 30 days. Yep, you are in the trap and too weak to survive on your own.

  • February 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Phil, I agree with you however Quincy is very remote. Plumas News uses FB. It is the tool used today. It is very sad. So is this traffic incident.

  • February 6, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Have to agree with Phil. Even in the more remote areas, since so many people are on social media, you have to let appropriate agencies do their job first. No one needs to hear of their family member or friend’s death in a potentially, maybe not intentionally, cavalier manner.

  • February 7, 2018 at 7:26 am

    This breaks my heart! Such a senseless act of irrresponsibilty can lead to changes that last a lifetime. There are now children without a mommy, family without the privilege of watching their loved ones reach their deserved stages of life such as weddings, graduations, grandchildren, dances and everyday chances to spend with the ones you love. This wasn’t a accident! This was a selfish woman’s choice to drink and drive! I’m so angry at her for destroying so many lives. Yes, 3 lives were taken, but the lives her choice destroyed is far too many to count. I wish there was a way to take away the pain all of the family and friends will feel but I can’t. This pain will haunt these poor people for years and years to come. No one has the right

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