Kelsey Ann Faytak, 21, of Chico was driving a 2008 Subaru eastbound on Highway 36, west of Highway 89, near Chester at 3:41 p.m. on Sept. 27. Her dog was with her. At the same time, Ross Neely, 28, of Chico was traveling westbound in the same area with Catie Neely, 33, also of Chico, and 1- and 3-year-old children in a 2017 Ford F-150.
According to the CHP report, for unknown reasons at the time of the report, Faytak allowed her Subaru to enter the westbound lane directly in front of Neely’s Ford and they collided. The Subaru rotated in a counter clockwise direction and traveled eastbound in the westbound lane and onto the south shoulder of Highway 36 before coming to rest in a northerly direction. The Ford also rotated in a counter clockwise direction , traveled across the eastbound lane and on to the south shoulder of the road.
Faytak sustained major injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle when emergency help arrived. She was transported to the Chester airport and flown to Enloe Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing her lap and should harness.
Catie Neely complained of slight pain to her right forearm and was evaluated at the scene and released. Both she and Ross Neely were wearing their lap and shoulder harnesses and both children were properly strapped into their car seats and sustained no injuries.
Editor’s note: This information is courtesy of the Susanville area office of the CHP.