Woman Airlifted After Crash On Highway 299

A 57-year-old woman from Salt Lake City suffered major injuries in a collision with a logging truck on the Buckhorn Grade. Just after 11 O'clock Thursday morning Deena Nygard was riding an eastbound Harley-Davidson on Highway 299 about one mile east of the Trinity County line when she failed to make a curve and crossed into the westbound lane where an oncoming log truck was being driven by Ronald Stevenson of Cottonwood. The motorcycle hit the left front tire of the big rig, and then struck the rear dual tires and bounced off.  The Harley was thrown back into the eastbound lane, landing on top of Nygard. She was airlifted to Mercy with head and leg injuries. The CHP says she had a good helmet and leather riding gear, which helped reduce her injuries.