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Woodland Fatal Head-On Crash Interstate 5 Kentucky Avenue

Woodland Fatal Head-On Crash Interstate 5 Kentucky Avenue

Woodland crash Interstate 5

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Woodland Crash on Northbound Interstate 5 Near Kentucky

WOODLAND, CA (August 16, 2021) – A head-on crash killed one person and injured several others on the Interstate 5 in Woodland.

According to The Daily Democrat and The Sacramento Bee, the tragic collision occurred on Sunday evening. Officers reported the wreck shortly after 7:30 p.m.

The incident began when a 2005 Toyota Camry was going north on the Interstate 5 near the Kentucky Avenue overcrossing in Woodland. At the same time, a 2005 Chevy pickup truck was traveling south.

For an unknown reason, the Toyota swerved to the left and crossed the center divider. The sedan went onto the southbound lanes and then slammed head-on into the Chevy.

The California Highway Patrol said the pickup truck became engulfed flames upon impact. Its three occupants ended up trapped inside the wreckage as a result of the the Interstate 5 crash.

2 Cars Collide Head-On

Firefighters arrived and pronounced the 68-year-old Sacramento man driving the Chevy dead at the scene. They rescued his two passengers out of the burning car.

Paramedics took one of them, a 51-year-old woman, to the Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville with moderate injuries. They rushed the other victim, a 14-year-old boy, to the UC Davis Medical Center with minor injuries.

CHP added that the driver of the Camry, a 27-year-old Elk Grove woman, sustained major injuries. Medical personnel transported her to the UC Davis for treatment.

The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, officers forced the southbound lanes of the Interstate 5 to shut down for three hours following the wreck.

The cause of the fatal Woodland crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Woodland Area CHP at (530) 662-4685.

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