SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Three men were killed Saturday in a fiery crash suspected to have been caused by a person driving under the influence.
The crash happened on Highway 113 near Schlagle Road, south of Yuba City.READ MORE: Large Fight At Park In Natomas Leaves 1 Man Dead
According to California Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Oroville resident Michael Allan Jones was driving north on SR-113 when, around 3:45 p.m., he started to veer off the roadway. Jones then overcorrected, sending him into oncoming traffic.READ MORE: Palo Alto Woman Alexandra Souverneva Accused Of Starting Fawn Fire In Shasta County
Jones then hit a 1991 Honda Accord head-on. The impact of the crash flipped the Honda over and the car caught fire with three people inside.
CHP says the three men inside the Honda were killed, while Jones escaped with minor injuries.MORE NEWS: Reality Sets In For Fawn Fire Evacuees In Shasta County
Jones is suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. He has been arrested and is now facing felony DUI and manslaughter charges.