BURNEY, Calif. -

An accident on Highway 299 at Quail Meadows left two dead on Mon. afternoon after a sedan crashed in an embankment.

Two of three people in the car at the time of the crash were killed. The driver, a 21-year-old female from Alturas, was dead on the scene. The passenger in the backseat of the car was also killed and the passenger in the front seat was flown to Mercy Medical Center in critical condition.

A witness said that the car was driving toward Redding on the highway and lost control of the car, causing it to roll into an embankment and hit a tree.

Traffic is slowed to one lane traffic control on the westbound side of 299.