CHP Report: Alfalfa truck, deer and a motorcycle

Overturned alfalfa truck

Dale E. Wolf, 43, of Chester was driving a 2014 Peterbilt pulling a flatbed trailer of alfalfa at 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. According to the CHP report, he was traveling westbound on Highway 36, east of the Tehama County line, when the load shifted while he was negotiating a turn, causing the truck and trailer to overturn, ejecting the load onto the north shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle came to rest partially on its right side and trailer came to rest on its wheels. Less than 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the shoulder. The vehicle sustained major damage, but Wolf was not injured.

Car vs. deer

Justine Herrera, 23, was driving a 2015 Nissan southbound on Road A-13 south of Clifford Drive at approximately 70 mph at 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 16. A deer ran across the road from left to right in front of her vehicle. She attempted to stop, but collided with the deer. Herrera was wearing her lap/shoulder harness and did not sustain injuries. The Nissan sustained major damage and the deer died at the scene.


Motorcycle injuries

Two Westwood residents sustained injuries during a motorcycle crash at 3:20 p.m. on Sept. 18. Marty Ashley, 59, was driving a 2003 Polaris (Victory) with his passenger, Christelle Ashley, 50, northbound on County Road A-21 north of Westwood at approximately 50 mph. For unknown reasons, the driver allowed the motorcycle to leave the roadway onto the east shoulder. He lost control in the soft dirt and was unable to regain control. Both he and his passenger were ejected onto the shoulder. The passenger was flown to Enloe with major injuries, and the driver transported himself to Enloe with moderate injuries.

These reports provided courtesy of the Susanville area Office of the California Highway Patrol.