Two area residents were killed in an accident late Thursday afternoon on Pass Road, east of West Butte Road, in Sutter County.

The accident involved two vehicles – both Hondas – going opposite directions on Pass Road when for unknown reasons one of the cars crossed over and collided with the other head-on, according to a press release from California Highway Patrol.

Both of the drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. One of those was Steven Luke Flemming, 48, Yuba City. The other was a 17-year-old Live Oak girl, whose name had not yet been released; a passenger in her car – also a 17-year-old girl – was airlifted to Adventist Health/Rideout Hospital with moderate injuries. 

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have contributed to the accident, according to CHP. The incident remains under investigation.

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