1 Dead, 3 Injured after Fiery Head-On Crash on Interstate 5
WOODLAND, CA (August 19, 2021) – A 68-year-old Sacramento man died and three more sustained injuries in a fiery head-on crash on I-5 last Sunday.
The fatal head-on collision occurred on Interstate 5 near the Kentucky Avenue overpass around 7:45 p.m. on August 15.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old Elk Grove woman was driving northbound when she veered off the road. The woman then drove through a grass center divider, finally colliding with a pickup truck in the southbound lanes.
The pickup truck driven by a Sacramento man caught fire as a result of the collision, trapping him and his passengers, a 51-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy.
Unfortunately, the Sacramento man died at the scene.
Meanwhile, medics transported the 51-year-old woman and the boy to a hospital, where they were treated for minor to moderate injuries.
Authorities said the Elk Grove woman also sustained major injuries and treated at a hospital nearby.
At this time, police did not release the identity and the condition of all parties involved.
Per CHP, the crash is still being investigated, and anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact them at (530) 662-4685.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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