Pedestrian Identified Following Fatal Oroville Crash
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Butte County officials released the identity of a man who lost his life after he was involved in a car accident south of Oroville. The man was identified as Joshua Washburn, a 46-year-old resident of the nearby community of Gridley. The accident took place on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Washburn had been a pedestrian walking across the highway at a location near the border of Sutter and Butte Counties. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that they have investigators looking into this accident to determine the factors which may have caused the collision. My sympathy is with Mr. Washburn’s loved ones after this tragic incident.