On Sept. 26, 2016 at about 10:40 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to HWY 299E.  near Bella Vista, CA for a head on collision.  They declared  the subject deceased at 11:04 as Ryan John Thomas 43 years of age who resides in Bella Vista.

Preliminary investigations disclose that the driver of a Dodge Charger, Morgan Orsag, 36, had been traveling eastbound on Hwy. 299 E. Orsag attempted to pass two vehicles including a big rig who were in front of him and collided with Thomas who had been driving a Saturn Ion.

Orsag suffered serious injuries with a broken foot, multiple lacerations and facial injuries and was rushed to hospital.

A Postmortem examination will be completed on 09/27/2016.

Ryan John Thomas had no local law enforcement contacts and the next of kin was notified in Bella Vista.