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Alturas Woman Dies From Vehicle Accident

Alturas, CA — 44 year old Debbie Baugh of Alturas died Sunday from injuries she suffered in a Thursday afternoon headon collision on Hwy 108 just west of Herring Creek Rd.

Baugh was in a 1991 Chevy Suburban driven by 44 year old Gerald Lewis Jones also of Alturas. Their vehicle was westbound when it was struck by a 1989 Dodge Ram 2500 driven by 27 year old John Matthew Barnum of Jamestown.

According to the CHP report, Barnum´s eastbound vehicle crossed over the center line directly into the path of Jones´ vehicle causing the headon collision.

CHP Spokesman Tom Wills states that neither drugs or alcohol was involved in the accident. The initial investigation has determined that Barnum may have been reaching for some object in the pickup truck and apparently took his eyes off the road.

Written by Bill Johnson