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The California Highway Patrol said on Saturday two Tehama County men were hurt in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5, south of Red Bluff.

Posted: May. 13, 2018 5:33 PM

UPDATE 5/13/18 - The California Highway Patrol said on Saturday two Tehama County men were hurt in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5, south of Red Bluff.

According to CHP, officers first got calls about a man on Interstate 5, Edward A. Sanders, 78, of Corning, driving a 2002 Toyota Sienna acting possibly intoxicated or having a medical emergency.

Sanders was driving southbound on Interstate 5, past South Main Street, when he suddenly drifted to the left, across the large center divider and into the opposite lanes.

Authorities said Sanders was driving for about half a mile until he collided head-on with a 1994 Honda Civic holding Manuel Delapuente, 26, of Red Bluff, on the number three lane.

Both solo drivers received major injuries and were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.

CHP does not know if medical conditions, drugs or alcohol were factors in the major crash.

Sanders was hospitalized at Saint Elizabeth Hospital while Delapuente was taken to Mercy Medical Center, said the CHP.

Both hospitals did not have information regarding the status of the patients.



RED BLUFF, Calif.
- The California Highway Patrol is investigating a reported head-on crash that left one person seriously injured on Interstate 5 just south of Red Bluff Saturday afternoon.

According to initial reports from the CHP, the crash happened about 3:50 p.m. on the northbound lanes of I-5 near the 647 exit.

So far the collision is causing traffic to slow down, no further details have been released.

This is a developing story check back for updates.

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