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Highway 99W reopened after early morning fatal crash

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GERBER, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol reports one person was killed on Highway 99 West, early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. at Rodeo Avenue in Gerber. The CHP says a sedan collided head-on with a semi-truck.

The highway was completely shut down around 2:47 a.m. and reopened around 7:10 a.m. Tehama County CAL FIRE was called to the scene to extricate at least one person.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and it's not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

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