By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Everyone involved in the crash were Oregon residents, according to CHP.