CHP: Unrestrained Man Killed In Crash On Highway 299

A Modoc County man died in a crash in the Montgomery Creek area on Tuesday afternoon. Just before 1PM an eastbound GMC pickup truck driven by 75-year-old Gary Eugene Smith of Lookout veered to the right off of Highway 299 east of Fender’s Ferry Road and sideswiped a tree, then smashed into another tree and spun around. Smith was not wearing a seatbelt. He was declared dead at the scene. The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has scheduled a post mortem exam and the CHP is still investigating the crash.