Arthur Howatt Hurt in Deadly Shasta County Accident on Highway 44

Arthur Howatt
<strong>Arthur Howatt Hurt in Deadly Shasta County Accident on Highway 44<strong>

Shasta County, California (December 30, 2022) – Arthur Howatt, 71, was injured in a fatal crash on Wednesday afternoon in Shasta County, according to a report by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

The wreck happened at around 2:10 p.m. December 28, in the area of Highway 44 and Silver Bridge Road.

The CHP said Howatt was driving a 2011 Jeep Cherokee east on Highway 44 when he was involved in a collision with a 2000 Toyota Solara that had been traveling northbound on Silver Bridge Road and entered the intersection.

The driver of the Toyota, Virgil Smith, 81, of Troy, Montana, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

Howatt and his passenger, Lori Howatt, were taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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