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One Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on I-5

 
One Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on I-5
Posted May 9th, 2014 @ 6:13am by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

Less than a month after the deadly crash near Orland, there's another fatal accident on I-5 involving a big rig.

CHP officers say the semi-driver tried to avoid a collision with wrong-way driver in the the northbound lanes of I-5 just about 1:40 Friday morning.  

CHP says that first car was nearly cut in two and the driver killed.  

In the attempt to prevent that head-on collision the big-rig driver swerved out of his lanes on I-5 near the Woodbridge overcrossing, just west of Lodi.

"He then crossed the center median and then was traveling northbound for just a short distance in the southbound lanes. During that time, he collided with a second vehicle," CHP spokesman James Smith said. 

Smith says no one was seriously hurt in the second collision.

No word on whether alcohol or drugs were involved with the wrong-way way driver.

All lanes of southbound I-5 were closed for cleanup and investigation efforts. One lane of northbound I-5 was also closed.

The lanes of I-5 have since re-opened. 

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