A two-vehicle collision injured four people on Sunday afternoon in an unincorporated area of Glenn County, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

At around 1 p.m., the Willows CHP was dispatched to a collision with an ambulance responding on Highway 99W at the intersection of County Road 18 in an unincorporated area of Glenn County. 

Lianxay Louankang, 58, of Corning, was reportedly driving his Toyota Tacoma on CR-18 west, approaching the intersection at an unknown rate of speed, according to the press release.

Clint Johns, 25, of Orland was reportedly driving his Chevy Silverado on Highway 99W south approaching the intersection of CR-18 at a stated speed of 45-50 mph. 

Louankang proceeded into the intersection and allegedly failed to yield to traffic on Highway 99W. As Johns was approaching the intersection, he applied his brakes to avoid a collision, however, the front of the Chevy collided with the right side of the Toyota, causing major damage to both vehicles, according to the press release. 

The impact caused the Toyota to leave the west road edge of the highway and collide with an olive tree. 

Both vehicles came to a rest on their wheels. 

Louankang, Johns and Johns’ passenger – Katelyn Decamp, 22, of Orland – all suffered minor injuries. 

Louankang’s passenger, Tommy Vanthida, 66, of Red Bluff, suffered major injuries including a collapsed lung and shattered pelvis. Vanthida was transported to Enloe Medical Center.  

Alcohol and drugs were determined not to be factors in the collision, according to the press release.

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