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Three killed in fiery head-on Yuba City crash; driver arrested on DUI charge

A fiery head-on collision in Yuba City Saturday afternoon left three people dead and the driver of one of the vehicles under arrest facing manslaughter and driving under the influence charges, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at 3:48 p.m. on State Route 113 near Schlagle Road when a 2007 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Michael Allan Jones, 38, veered off to the right side of the road, then overcorrected and ran into oncoming traffic, the CHP said.

The truck collided head-on with a 1991 Honda Accord with three people inside, and the Honda flipped over and caught fire, the CHP said.

All three people in the Honda, whose names had not been released late Saturday, were killed, the CHP said.

Jones, of Oroville, suffered minor injuries and was arrested on felony DUI and manslaughter charges, the CHP said.

Call The Bee’s Sam Stanton, (916) 321-1091.

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