SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — A woman has died after driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 and crashing head-on into a semi-truck, authorities say.
California Highway Patrol says, just after 10 p.m., they got a report about a driver speeding north on southbound I-5 near of Flag City. The driver then crashed head-on into a big rig near W. Peltier Road.
Both vehicles came to a rest in the center divide. Officers say the driver of the car, only identified as a woman at this point, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The driver of the big rig was not hurt. No one else was in the woman’s car, officers say.
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Exactly what led up to the woman driving the wrong way on I-5 is under investigation. It’s unclear, at this point, if drugs or alcohol were factors.