Corning Man Dies In Crash Near Orland

A Corning man died in a crash near Orland early Wednesday morning. At 5:45AM a 2009 GMC pickup driven by 27-year-old Craig Simons of Orland was westbound on County Road 9 at 55 miles an hour, according to the CHP. A 1994 Ford Ranger pickup driven by 55-year-old Enrique Ramirez Sanches of Corning entered the roadway from Sixth Avenue into the path of the larger truck, and was broadsided. Simons tried to avoid the collision but hit the driver’s side and Sanches, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and died at the scene. Simons was uninjured. The CHP does not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.


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