North Coast Man Killed In Head-On Crash On Highway 299

A 72-year-old man from Trinidad, whose name has not yet been released, was killed in a head-on crash in Trinity County Sunday evening. A little after 8 O’clock he was driving a Ford Ranger pickup westbound on Highway 299 east of Cemetery Road while 39-year-old Aaron David Angeli of Redding was eastbound in a Ford Club Wagon. The Trinidad man crossed the center line into the path of the wagon. After the collision Angeli got himself out of the wreckage and, despite a broken thumb and toe, managed to get the unconscious other driver out and away from his pickup just seconds before it became engulfed in flames. The man from Trinidad died of his injuries at the scene.