Driver killed, 17-year-old suffers major injuries in head-on crash near Davis

A driver from Williams was killed and the 17-year-old driver of another vehicle was seriously injured in a collision Saturday night on county roads between Woodland and Davis, California Highway Patrol said Monday in a news release.

A 2003 Chevrolet was heading northbound on County Road 98 when it veered into the southbound lane for unknown reasons, colliding head-on with a 2018 Ford that had five occupants, according to CHP.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a Williams resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim will be identified by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office pending notification of family members.

The driver of the Ford was identified in CHP’s collision report as a 17-year-old male from Esparto. The teen was taken to Kaiser Vacaville with major injuries.

The four passengers in the Ford were identified as Woodland residents, two of them 16, one 17 and one 18. Three suffered mild injuries and the fourth was not injured, and none of the four was hospitalized, according to CHP’s incident report.

All involved parties wore seat belts and no arrests were made, per CHP’s report.

The collision remains under investigation, and anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call CHP’s Woodland office at 530-662-4685.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.