UPDATE: Colusa High student killed in accident
One Colusa High student was killed and another was airlifted to a Chico hospital with moderate to major injuries after a single-vehicle rollover accident on Lonestar Road north of Ware Road on Friday evening.
Jordan Lewis, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene by an off-duty Enloe Hospital medic, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Several reports from Colusa High officials, however, have put the name as Jordan Hillis. A Facebook page under that name also has a number of remembrances.
His passenger, Kyle Stacey, 16, was awake and talking to emergency personnel when taken to Enloe by medical helicopter, Williams Fire Chief Jeff Gilbert said.
Stacey’s condition was not released because he is a minor, a nursing supervisor said.
Lewis was driving the 1987 Ford Explorer that crashed.
“We do not know how fast he was going. We do know he just passed a vehicle,” CHP spokesman John Waggoner said.
As the SUV returned to the southbound lane, it went off the road. Lewis apparently overcorrected and the Explorer rolled several times across both lanes of the highway before coming to rest on its wheels on the northbound shoulder, Waggoner said.
The accident occurred about 5:20 p.m.
The teens reportedly were headed to Arbuckle to watch the football game between Colusa and Pierce high schools. The Colusa High players were informed of the accident after the game had started.
Attempts to reach school officials for comment were not successful.
In addition to the CHP and Williams Fire Department, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene, where the investigation continued into the night.
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