On 3/21/18 at approximately 12:55 pm, Grass Valley resident Johnathan Cooper was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger northbound on State Route 49 in the #1 lane. Nevada City resident Derrick Youngman was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger southbound on State Route 49 in the #1 lane. The Dodge hydroplaned and it began to rotate in a counterclockwise direction as it traveled across the center median and into the southbound lanes.
Mr. Youngman attempted to move to the right to avoid a collision but was unable to do so as the rear of the Dodge collided into the front of Ford.
As a result of the collision, the Ford was pushed further to the right and off the roadway. The Dodge came to rest within the #2 southbound lane.
All parties involved were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
At this time, alcohol and/or drugs have been determined to NOT be a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.