Per CHP, alcohol/drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. The driver has been identified as 25-year old Grass Valley resident Casey Ryan Odonnell.
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. August 21, 2016 – Nevada County Consolidated Fire units were dispatch to McCourtney Road at Champagne Lane for a vehicle accident with extrication at 1:59 am last night. Upon our arrival we found a single vehicle into a tree with heavy damage and one occupant significantly entrapped with major injuries.
The extrication took about 20-30 minutes with the Jaws of Life.
Once the occupant was removed from the vehicle the patient was transported to the landing zone via Medic 2, where he then was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center via CALSTAR 3.
The incident was turned over to CHP and all fire units were released at 2:50 am.
Higgins FD Brush 23, Cal Fire Engine 2369, SNA Medic 2, Cal Star 3 assisted NCCFD.
The roadway was partially closed for about an hour.