WOODLAND (AP) — Authorities say six people have been killed in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver on a Northern California highway.

The California Highway Patrol says it received calls around 12:30 a.m. Sunday about a Chevrolet heading south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Woodland.

The CHP says the 2013 Chevrolet with only the female driver inside collided with a Dodge carrying five people about 20 miles northwest of Sacramento. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames.

Officials say the woman in the Chevrolet and everyone in the Dodge — three women and two men — died at the scene.

Investigators will try to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

Comments
  1. Since I’ve moved to California, this seems to be an on going thing out here! Why doesn’t the National transportation act of California, put Spikes in the ground. That way if you enter the Highway in the wrong direction all 4 tires go flat. It will slow the vehicle down and someone would see it coming, because you would see sparks in the ground. Either way do something about it!! I’d rather have or see four flat tires on some Drunks car or someone driving under the influence, then six lives gone!! This makes no sense.

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