Car crash on Highway 41 near Riverdale ends in tragedy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The California Highway Patrol said Jared Steele, 20, of Caruthers was killed after his vehicle collided with a pickup truck carrying a towing trailer. Steele was attempting to make a U-turn when the accident occurred.

The crash happened around 5:30 Monday afternoon near Riverdale on Highway 41, just south of Mount Whitney Avenue.

According to CHP, Steele was driving a white Geo and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck and his passenger both suffered minor injuries.

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