3 crashes reported over weekend
An Orland man was arrested Sunday and five people received minor injuries in three separate crashes over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The CHP described all of the injuries as minor and said no one required hospitalization.
Jesus Barba, 47, of Orland, was arrested on suspicion of hit and run and driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday afternoon after reportedly causing a two-car collision on County Road KK.
The CHP said Barba tried to flee the scene, but was quickly stopped and arrested without further incident around 4 p.m.
Barba was driving south on County Road KK in a 2006 Dodge Dakota when he reportedly coasted through a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 20 and crossed directly in front of an oncoming 2004 Toyota Matrix driven by Mark Parraie, 47, of Orland.
Barba's truck was struck by the Toyota, which did not have time to stop, the CHP said. Barba's truck struck a power pole on the shoulder.
Parraie was not hurt, the CHP said.
Barba's reported blood-alcohol level was not immediately available.
Four Orland residents sustained head lacerations and abrasions, but avoided serious injury Sunday after the driver, 18-year-old Brianda Martin, reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a wire fence on County Road 13 before colliding with a tree.
Martin's four passengers, all teenagers, had minor injuries and were not hospitalized, the CHP said.
Neither drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash reported just before 7 p.m.
Willows' Kellie Felkins cut her hand and her passenger, John Chavez, cut his wrist during a single-vehicle rollover Sunday just outside Elk Creek, the CHP said.
Felkins, 18, was traveling south on County Road 306 at approximately 55 mph when she said she lost control of the 1996 Toyota . the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over, the CHP said.
Neither drugs or alcohol were factors, the CHP said.