Denver Williams Dies after Head-On Car Crash in Corning
CORNING, CA (December 14, 2022) — Denver Williams died while Jatinder Sidhu sustained injuries after a head-on crash near South Avenue and Michigan Avenue on Monday night, December 5.
The fatal collision, which happened at about 5:40 p.m. in the Red Bluff area, involved a 2006 Kia Sorento and a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities said the Sorento, being driven by 75-year-old Williams of Corning, traveled westbound on South Avenue where the Freightliner – operated by Sidhu carrying 70,000 pounds of lumber on board – headed east.
Williams then tried to pass a vehicle in front of Sorento. However, after entering the oncoming lane he crashed head-on with the Freightliner.
The force of impact inflicted fatal injuries to Williams.
Sidhu survived with minor injuries.
The cause and factors surrounding the incident remain under investigation at this time.
To that end, officials are encouraging anyone with information to contact Officer Anaya at the Red Bluff office of the CHP at (530) 737-6746.
We are sending our sympathies to the loved ones of Denver Williams.
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