Fatal Head-On Collision Closes Lanes on Highway 49

AUBURN -- Highway 49 was closed down to just one lane each way due to a fatal head-on collision near Cramer Road.

Around 8:30 a.m. a Kia mini van traveling north on Highway 49 veered into oncoming traffic on the southbound lane colliding with a Hyundai sedan.

(Credit: Auburn Police Department)

The Hyundai driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.

The mini van driver had minor injuries.

CHP doesn't suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

Both drivers were men in their 40s.

Lanes reopened after about two hours.

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