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Shasta County Woman Pleads Guilty to Fatal Head-On Crash

A Shasta County woman has pleaded guilty to a fatal head-on crash in January which resulted in the death of an Oregon man.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 1:16 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A Shasta County woman has pleaded guilty to a fatal head-on crash on the I5 in January. 

Prosecutors say that Grace Elizabeth Ward, 28, of Shasta County, was trying to kill herself by intentionally driving the wrong way on the freeway in Tehama County. She crashed into a car driven by Ryan Folsom, 29, of Oregon, who was on his way to Sacramento for a job interview. 

Folsom died as a result of the crash, and is survived by his wife and three children. 

Prosecutors say that Ward is expected to serve a life sentence in prison for second degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.  

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