Paul Inman and Gayle Scarbrough Killed in a Car Crash on Highway 70 South of Ophir Road in Oroville

Paul Inman and Gayle Scarbrough Killed in a Car Crash on Highway 70 South of Ophir Road in Oroville

ON August 13, 2017

Two killed in a car crash on Highway 70 in Oroville

According to, two drivers were killed on Highway 70 in Oroville Tuesday morning when two cars collided while traveling in opposite directions.

As mentioned in the article, around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, a metallic orange Cheverolet HHR was driving southbound on Highway 70 when a northbound silver Ford Taurus entered the southbound lane and crashed into the Cheverolet.

Authorities report that the Ford Taurus was traveling at approximately 100 mph to try and pass a northbound truck that was traveling in front of the Taurus.

Both drivers were killed in the crash, the article states. The driver of the Cheverolet was identified as Paul Inman, 42, of Paradise. The driver of the Ford Taurus was identified as Gayle Scarbrough 40, of Paradise.

Reportedly, there was no passengers in either car, and no one else was injured.

The California Highway Patrol says that the crash was a result of unsafe passing.

It is unclear if alcohol, drugs or speeding were involved in the factor of the collision but the authorities have not ruled them out.

This collision remains under investigation and further details will be updated as they are available.

From the May Firm, we extend our deepest condolences to the families affected by this tragic incident.  We pray that they may find peace during this time.

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