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Six people die in a fiery, wrong-way crash north of Woodland

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Houston Police Department Sgt. Robert Gonzales talks about how to avoid being struck by a wrong-way driver.
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Houston Police Department Sgt. Robert Gonzales talks about how to avoid being struck by a wrong-way driver.

Six people died in a wrong-way driving crash north of Woodland early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Calls about a Chevrolet driving southbound on the northbound side of Interstate 5 began coming in about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a CHP press release. The Chevrolet collided with a Dodge in the left lane of the northbound side of the highway north of County Road 17. The two vehicles caught fire after the collision.

The woman driving the 2013 Chevrolet was the sole occupant, but the Dodge was carrying five people, three women and two men. All six died at the scene.

Authorities have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. The Yolo County Coroner’s Office will release the identities of the victims, and the collision remains under investigation.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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