Manslaughter charges were filed Friday against an Oroville woman, in a deadly crash on Highway 162 on Sep. 12, 2017

29 year old Megan Page was charged with misdemeanor manslaughter and for illegal possession of marijuana while driving at the moment of the crash.

She was involved in a crash near the Lakeside Market in the Kelly Ridge area on September 12th, that killed 52 year old Harry Whitley of Oroville.

A baby was also in Page’s vehicle and they were taken to the hospital, both the baby and Page were not injured.

Officers at the scene told us there were conflicting statements from witnesses about which driver had the red light.

Page, who remains out of custody, is scheduled to be arraigned in court on February 23rd.

Back in September 12, 2017:

By Oroville News Only post:

#LakesideIC Traffic Collision @ 3:44pm 9/12/17 Fatality – 2 injured – at SR 162/Olive Hwy & Minors Ranch Rd, Per CHP site, a Jeep Cherokee Laredo vs a Red VW Bug, Road blocked. California Highway Patrol at scene CAL FIRE/Butte County, Medics responding.

Update @ 4:12pm roadway will be closed at least another hour.

Update 9/13/17 This morning the coroner released the name of the man that died on this accident as 52 year old Harry (Scott) Whitley.

Update @ 3:58pm Cancel Flightcare – requesting BCSO confirmed 1144 at scene. 2 more patients, one with minor injuries. Continue ground response.

Update @ 3:53pm need extrication & requesting a helicopter exact location at Minors Ranch & 162 per first unit at scene

On the news:

Harry Whitley, 52, of Oroville was killed at a crash that happened about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 12th, when Whitley was westbound on Highway 162 in a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle and approaching the intersection with Kelly Ridge Road.

At the same time a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Megan Page, 29, of Oroville was stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection waiting to make a left turn toward Kelly Ridge Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Page then began to make a left turn and drove into the path of Whitley’s Volkswagen, according to the CHP.


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