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Major-injury crash on Highway 99 north of Chico


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A crash on Highway 99 sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning-- one with major injuries.

The crash was reported around 11 a.m. on Highway 99 near Hamilton Nord Cana Highway.

A driver heading southbound rear-ended another car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One of the passengers in the car that was hit suffered a broken bone and was taken to Enloe Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the other vehicle -- who suffered minor injuries in the form of cuts and bruises -- was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

The CHP says that speed appears to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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The collision didn't significantly impact traffic and the scene was cleared by the early afternoon hours.

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