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A white truck is engulfed in flames following a collision on Highway 70 west of Portola. Photo by Charlene Sanchez

Update on Portola fiery vehicle crash

The aftermath of a vehicle collision west of Portola.

The woman injured in yesterday’s vehicle crash near Portola has been identified as Pamela Green, 75, of Portola. According to the CHP, she was driving her 2018 Honda westbound on Highway 70 at an unknown speed when her vehicle veered across the double yellow line and into the path of Guy Varner, 62, of Portola, who was driving a GMC eastbound at a stated speed of 55 mph. Both swerved to avoid a collision, but the left front of the GMC collided with the left front of the Honda. The GMC spun and then caught fire. Varner broke the driver door window and climbed out along with his dog. A passerby removed Green from her car due to fear of the fire spreading. Green suffered major injuries to her left leg and arm. Varner suffered no injuries.


7 thoughts on “Update on Portola fiery vehicle crash

  • Prayers for all.

  • Prayers for the women in the truck! I’m so sad for her’

  • Prayers for all.

  • Prayers for all involved and thanks to all involved in helping them and getting the road reopened

  • Does anybody know who she is?

  • The women was driving the red Honda.

  • We love you Pam. We’re all praying overtime. You get better soon. And we’ll be there for you when you’re back home.

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