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Auburn man killed in three-vehicle crash on Highway 49

A 55-year-old Auburn man was killed Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 49, the California Highway Patrol reports.

About 5:40 a.m., the man, driving a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, was eastbound on Joeger Road approaching Highway 49 north of Auburn, the CHP said in a news release. A 43-year-old Grass Valley man driving a 2008 Ford F-150 and a 16-year-old Grass Valley girl driving a 2017 Toyota Rav4 were southbound on different lanes on Highway 49, approaching Joeger Road.

The Marquis entered the intersection in front of Ford truck, which struck the driver’s side of the Marquis. The truck was then struck by the left rear of the Toyota. The Mercury and the truck came to rest blocking the northbound lanes of Highway 49.

The Mercury driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not be released pending notification of next of kin. The truck driver complained of pain after the crash while the Toyota driver reported no injuries.

The CHP said alcohol and drugs were not a contributing factor in the crash and that all drivers were wearing seat belts.

The Auburn-area CHP office is investigating the incident.