SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Update: Orangevale Woman Dies in Colusa County Head-on Crash

The CHP says a woman from Orangevale died Sunday when her car collided head-on with a van full of five people, southwest of Williams.

Posted: Jun 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2018 9:29 PM

UPDATE - The CHP says a woman from Orangevale died Sunday when her car collided head-on with a van full of five people, southwest of Williams.

According to CHP PIO Franco Castillo, officers were sent just after 12 p.m. to the intersection of Highway 16 and 20, near the Wilbur Springs Cal Fire Station.

Investigators say Barbara Newton, 52, of Orangevale was eastbound on Highway 20 east of Highway 16, driving a 2016 Ford fusion when she suddenly drifted to the right shoulder.

She then hit a guardrail causing her to lose control and hit head-on with a westbound 2006 Honda Odyssey, holding 5 people from the Stockton area.

Newton’s car then overturned within the westbound lanes of Highway 20, causing an unexpected closure from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

CHP says Newton died on scene.

The five people in the Honda van were Abel Martir, 44, Monica Martir, 43, Isaias Martir, 18, and two 15-year-old girls.

As of Sunday, Abel, the driver of the car is seriously hurt with major injuries, while Monica and one of the teenage girls are moderately injured. The two other passengers were not hurt. 

Authorities do not know if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.



COLUSA COUNTY, Calif.
- One person is dead Sunday after a head-on crash southwest of Williams left a total of six people injured, according to initial reports from CHP.

Authorities were sent just before 12:30 p.m. to the intersection of Highway 16 and 20, near the Cal Fire Wilbur Springs Station in Colusa County.

The crash caused Highway 20, just east of Highway 16, to completely close for more than an hour, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., said the CHP.

Two cars were involved in the crash, but no word yet what those type of vehicles were.

The identities and the conditions of the six victims, including the deceased, have not been released.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Oroville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Paradise
Few Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 68°
Chester
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Willows
Few Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 68°
We won't be as hot today, but the threat of thunderstorms will result in elevated fire danger this afternoon and tonight. The heat ramps up through your extended forecast.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events