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Cottonwood woman killed in Tuesday night crash

The CHP said they believe drunk driving is the cause of a crash that killed a Cottonwood woman Tuesday night.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 10:41 AM

RED BLUFF, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) suspects drunk driving in a crash that killed a Cottonwood woman.

27-year-old Jovana Sanchez of Cottonwood was driving a 2016 Mazda north on Riverview Drive Tuesday night when she abruptly turned left, ran off the road, and slammed into a tree, according to the CHP. Sanchez was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed.

The passenger in Sanchez’s car escaped with minor injuries.

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