Roadwork flagger and driver hurt in Highway 70 DUI crash

Eugene Hill mugshot courtesy Plumas County jail
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CHILCOOT, CA (KOLO) - A California roadwork flagger is hospitalized with major injuries and a driver is hurt after a crash in a cone zone Monday night.

California Highway Patrol says shortly before 8 p.m. July 8, 2019, 33-year-old Eugene Hill of Palmdale, California was headed west on Highway 70 in a Toyota Tundra in the Chilcoot area, approaching a roadwork area. A flagger was holding a stop sign, and the driver of a Nissan Rogue was stopping at that sign. CHP says Hill hit the Nissan at high-speed, and the Nissan hit the flagger, who was thrown into the air, landing in a ditch. She was flown to a hospital with major injuries.

The Nissan also landed in a ditch, and its driver was hospitalized with moderate to major injuries, according to CHP. The Toyota also overturned, with its driver, Hill, arrested for suspicion of felony DUI and booked into the Plumas County jail. He was not seriously hurt.

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