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6 killed in horrific wrong-way crash in Yolo County

Six people were killed in a wrong-way crash Sunday, along Interstate 5, near Yolo, the California Highway Patrol said.

Posted: Jan 7, 2018 9:33 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2018 11:58 AM

From our affiliate KCRA

YOLO, Calif. — Six people were killed in a wrong-way crash Sunday, along Interstate 5, near Yolo, the California Highway Patrol said.


Around 12:30 a.m., officers received calls of a Chevrolet going southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5, north of County Road 17, CHP said.

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles involved in a collision. Following a preliminary investigation, officers believe the Chevrolet was traveling the wrong direction in the left lane, when it struck a Dodge, causing both vehicles to be engulfed in flames, authorities said.

The solo occupant of the Chevrolet and five people in the Dodge died at the scene, officers said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. It's unclear if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor.

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