NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — Highway 49 has reopened after a deadly crash in Nevada County on Monday afternoon.
The scene is along the highway between Alta Sierra and La Barr Meadows.READ MORE: WATCH: 5-Year-Old Manteca T-Ball Player's Walk-Up Dance Goes Viral On TikTok
The California Highway Patrol confirms at least one person has died in the crash, which happened just after 1 p.m. A tree fell onto that person’s vehicle, causing the vehicle to crash into another vehicle.READ MORE: 'We Have To Do Something': Assembly Passes Bill That Would Allow California Parents To Sue For Social Media Addiction
At this time, it is unclear if the weather — the heavy winds and lightning events in the region — contributed to the tree falling.
Highway 49 at La Barr Meadows Drive was closed for an extended period of time.MORE NEWS: Quail Fire In Vacaville Now 100% Contained
Southbound drivers were being diverted off at McKnight Way. Drivers were being urged to use Highway 174, Dog Bar Road or McCourtney Road as an alternate route.