WOODLAND (CBS13) — A woman is dead and six other people were injured in a crash along Interstate 5 in Woodland, officials said Wednesday evening.
The crash happened just after 5 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway north of the Highway 113 off-ramp, according to the Woodland Fire Department.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
California Highway Patrol said three vehicles were involved. It appears one car stopped due to traffic that was ahead. A second vehicle then stopped behind the first, but it was then struck by a third vehicle that noticed the traffic but couldn’t stop in time.
The chain-reaction crash left the right front passenger of the second vehicle dead at the scene, officers say.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
Six other people were taken to the hospital, all with minor injuries.
All southbound lanes were blocked as a result of the crash, Caltrans said. The lanes reopened later Wednesday night.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
Everyone involved in the crash were Oregon residents, according to CHP.