highway 49

Storm soaks Auburn, more rain on way for parched Placer

AUBURN CA - A late-winter storm drenched Auburn, with almost three inches of rain soaking the foothills by early Wednesday. After several months of near-drought conditions, Auburn ...

Grass Valley woman ID'd as fatality in North Auburn crash

AUBURN CA - Authorities have released the name of the woman killed Thursday afternoon in a multi-car crash on Highway 49 in North Auburn. The Placer County Coroner's Office identi ...

Driver walks away after car crashes, burns in Highway 49 canyon mishap in Auburn

AUBURN CA - A car left the road Wednesday on Highway 49 near Auburn, plummeted over a cliff, crashed and burst into flames. But the driver and lone occupant told police he was abl ...

Billiard-ball burglar strikes Highway 49 store in Auburn

A thief used a billiard ball to smash a Highway 49 storefront window in Auburn and grab thousands of dollars in high-end clothing and accessories. And in a similar incident the sa ...

Gravel-truck trailer overturns, closing Highway 49

A gravel-truck trailer overturned Monday morning on Highway 49 just east of the Lincoln Way intersection in Auburn. Vehicle traffic along the winding stretch of road between Auburn ...

Placer admits deputy’s fault in North Auburn patrol car crash

More than two years after a sheriff’s office patrol car crashed into the side of an SUV at a busy North Auburn intersection, Placer County is admitting the deputy was at fault. ...

Sheriff’s North Auburn patrol-car crash lawsuit moving toward trial

A case involving a woman suing Placer County over injuries she claims to have suffered in a North Auburn crash with a sheriff’s patrol car is moving toward a trial in November. ...

Highway 49 pedestrian dies from collision injuries

In a coma for more than two weeks, a pedestrian injured in a June 15 collision with a car on Highway 49 has died. Claude “Danny Boy” Hiers, 47, was taken off life support Sun ...

Highway 49 crash victim remains in critical condition

A man critically injured after he reportedly stepped into Highway 49 and was struck by a car remained in hospital Tuesday. Claude Hiers, 47, of Auburn was in critical condition at ...

Highway 49 pedestrian in critical condition after collision with car

A man who California Highway Patrol investigators say apparently stepped out into the path of an oncoming car on Highway 49 remained in critical condition Friday in a Roseville hos ...