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A medical student in San Antonio interviewing for a hospital residency was killed in a head-on crash Sunday in Redding.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 5:27 PM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 7:24 PM

1/10/2018 UPDATE:
The California Highway Patrol said that their initial investigation found that attempted suicide may have been a factor in the cause of this crash.

They continue to look for any and all information from any witnesses and ask that anyone who may have dash cam video or information on what led to the crash to contact investigating officer Gerstmar at 530-225-0500.

Folsom was driving soutbound on Interstate 5, just south of Knighton Road, when he was hit head-on by Grace Elizabeth Ward who was traveling the wrong-way.

A sudden tragic end to a promising future.

A medical student in San Antonio interviewing for a hospital residency was killed in a head-on crash Sunday in Redding.

A preliminary report says that the wrong way driver who slammed into Ryan Folsom’s car may have wanted to commit suicide.

Jesse Degollado KSAT 12 News, spoke with some of Folsom’s classmates who’ve gone from complete shock and disbelief to unbearable grief and sadness.

The death of 29 year old Ryan Folsom is not only heartbreaking for his classmates in Medical School.

Especially so for his two children and his wife, bearing their third child due in just a couple weeks.

With his caring, compassionate nature described in detail on a GoFundMe page for his family.

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