A head-on collision midday Saturday caused traffic to back up quickly causing at least one additional collision that contributed to traffic congestion on Northbound Highway 49 just before noon. CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the initial incident occurred near Brewer Rd.
Tassone says the initial incident began with the southbound vehicle waiting to make a left hand turn. The Toyota pickup was traveling northbound.
The driver of the pickup did try to take evasive action.
Further investigation discovered alcohol was a determining factor in the collision.
The female driver of the Ultima sedan and the two males in the pickup were transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville because weather grounded helicopter support.
Tassone also says the head-on collision triggers a number of other incidents.
A number of other single car incidents with cars swerving off the shoulder to avoid a collision also took place.
Traffic was impacted for over an hour as the collisions were cleared.