CHP Report for the week of 12/4/19

The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).

Fender bender, Nov. 21

At approximately 12:30 p.m., Devin Kraushaar, 29, of Chester, was parked in a 1983 Ford F-250 facing south in front of Plumas Tire Supply in Chester. Heather Upton, 38, also of Chester, was parked in a 2012 Honda Pilot, facing east in front of Plumas Tire Supply, just behind Kraushaar. She had a minor passenger in her car.

Kraushaar backed the Ford in reverse and the rear of the Ford collided with the front passenger door of the Honda. Kraushaar did not see the Honda before the collision.


The Honda received moderate damage. The Ford was not damaged. Later, Upton drove to Seneca Healthcare District in Chester for possible injuries. Upton sustained minor injuries and was treated.

Both drivers and the passenger were wearing safety belts and no airbags were deployed. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered factors in this collision.

Rolled big rig, Nov. 21

At approximately 3:48 p.m., Bobby Stiles, 69, of Cottonwood, was driving a 2005 Peterbilt log truck with an empty log dolly mounted on the rear. He was traveling westbound on Highway 36, east of Morgan Summit.

Stiles allowed the Peterbilt to drift onto the right shoulder, off the roadway. He turned left and the Peterbilt rolled over to the right side and came to rest in the eastbound lane.

The driver sustained minor injuries, but was not transported for treatment. He was not wearing a safety belt. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered a factor in this collision.


Major-injury accident, Nov. 30

Robert Arbuckle, 88, of Anderson, was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup westbound on Highway 36, west of Chester. His rate of speed was approximately 45 mph. It was about 2:40 p.m. It was actively snowing.

The Ford began sliding and crossed the eastbound lane of the highway. The truck then left the roadway and collided with a tree on the south side of the road.

The driver was wearing his lap/shoulder harness. Arbuckle sustained major injuries and was transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff for treatment. Drugs and/or alcohol are not considered a factor in this collision.