Arrest made in fatal collision investigation

Grass Valley man charged with DUI
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A Grass Valley man arrested on alleged driving under the influence charges reportedly caused a head-on collision that resulted in the death of a 59-year-old Grass Valley man Thursday evening, according to police reports. Edward Andersen, 38, was reportedly arrested by a flight officer for driving under the influence as he was being life-flighted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center at about 6:37 p.m. Thursday, a California Highway Patrol report stated. Prior to the arrest, Andersen was reportedly driving a 1994 GMC pickup southbound on Highway 49 north of Brewer Road at about 55 mph when his vehicle drifted to the right shoulder, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Andersen overcorrected and lost control of his vehicle as it crossed over the solid double yellow line and head-on into a the 1997 Toyota Previa minivan that a 59-year-old Grass Valley man was driving northbound on Highway 49, the report said. The collision, which occurred around 5:35 p.m., shut down the highway for part of the evening. The driver of the Toyota, Claus Sievert, was pronounced dead on the scene due to fatal blunt force trauma injuries, the report stated. Andersen and his passenger, a 12-year-old Grass Valley boy, were both life-flighted from the scene. Andersen was transported to Sutter Roseville. He was listed in fair condition Friday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman Robin Montgomery. Andersen’s passenger was flown to University of California, Davis Medical Center. His condition could not be revealed because of his minor status. The accident remains under investigation. - Jenifer Gee