Friends and family identify victims of wrong-way crash in Yolo County

Friends and family are identifying the victims that died in a wrong-way crash in Yolo County.

Posted: Jan 8, 2018 11:45 AM

Police in California tried early Sunday morning to find a wrong way driver reported by motorists.

When they located the vehicle, they found six people dead.

While the vehicles have been cleared off the road.

Evidence of the wreck which took six people's lives can still be seen along Interstate 5 near Road 17 in Yolo County.

Now family and friends are identifying some of the dead.

The California Highway Patrol says a lone driver in a Chevy was going southbound in the north lanes about thirty minutes after midnight.

Several other drivers called it in and officers were actively trying to find the wrong way driver.

But, unfortunately, a Dodge with five people inside hit the Chevy head-on.

No one survived.

Inside the dodge was Christian Paiz and Jessica Garcia, according to friends.

Husband and wife Cristian Lopez-Cambron and Raquel Lopez-Valencia were also inside, friends telling CNN the couple had just married.

And Lopez-Cambron's sister, Yaneth Lopez, who had just graduated high school was also killed.

Friends say the party of five had gone to Woodland from Williams, where they all lived, to eat at Denny's.

They were on their way back home when they were struck and killed.

There's no word yet on who the wrong way driver was.

The CHP is investigating and for now, it's unknown if drugs, alcohol or weather played a factor in the crash.

Witnesses told CNN there was heavy fog in the area midnight Sunday.

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