Single vehicle collision results in injuries to driver and passenger

The CHP responded to a solo vehicle collision with injuries that occurred on Genesee Road 1.3 miles west of Grizzly Road near Portola, on Aug. 6 at approximately 7:47 p.m.

According to the CHP,  Stefan Venne, 21, of Fairfax, CA was driving his 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit with an 18-year-old passenger Landon Watson, of La Jolla, CA.

Venne was traveling eastbound on Genesee Road at an unknown rate of speed when for an unknown reason, veered off the south side of the roadway and subsequently collided into a tree.  The collision caused the Volkswagen to rotate in a clockwise direction coming to rest against the tree.

Venne was trapped inside the Volkswagen, but Watson was able to climb out and obtain help from a nearby resident.  Emergency personnel arrived on scene and began extracting Venne. Both Venne and Watson were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center via helicopter for medical attention.