Man, woman killed in fiery wreck on I-5 in Woodland | News
WOODLAND, Calif. - A man and woman were killed in a collision and ensuing fire on Interstate 5 in Woodland Saturday night.
According to officer Konvalin of the California Highway Patrol, officers were en route to a report of a vehicle possibly facing the wrong direction on northbound I-5 near County Road 8 at 11:10 p.m. when they received a second report that another vehicle had collided with the car.
Officers arrived at the scene and found a 1992 Honda Accord flipped on top of a 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva with both engulfed in flames.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and, along with CHP, determined both drivers were still in the burning cars. Rescue efforts were unsuccessful and the driver of the Oldsmobile, a 40-year-old man, and the driver of the Honda, a 34-year-old woman, both died.
According to Konvalin, it was determined that the Oldsmobile was blacked out in the number-one lane when the Honda hit it and rolled on top.
Interstate 5 was closed at the Zamora exit for about three hours following the crash.
The identities of both drivers were withheld pending notification of family.
The Yolo County Coroner's office will determine if alcohol was a factor, said Konvalin.