Colusa High student on way to football game dies in rollover
A Colusa High student on his way to watch a football game was killed and another was airlifted to a Chico hospital on Friday with moderate to major injuries after a single-vehicle rollover.
Jordan Lewis, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene by an off-duty Enloe Medical Center medic, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Colusa High officials identified the youth 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.
The teens were headed to Arbuckle to watch the game between Colusa and Pierce high schools.
Lewis was driving the 1987 Ford Explorer that crashed on Lonestar Road north of Ware Road about 5:20 p.m.
"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 before coming to rest on its wheels in an irrigation ditch on the northbound shoulder, Waggoner said.
The CHP said Lewis was wearing a seat belt.
In addition to the CHP and Williams Fire Department, the Colusa County Sheriff's Department also responded to the scene.