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2 die in wrong-way driver crash on I-5 north of Woodland

An image from video shows the debris from a pickup truck that collided head-on with a car on Interstate 5 near Zamora.
An image from video shows the debris from a pickup truck that collided head-on with a car on Interstate 5 near Zamora. CBS Sacramento

Two men were killed late Tuesday when a wrong-way driver collided with an oncoming pickup on Interstate 5 north of Woodland.

The California Highway Patrol reported that about 11:30 p.m. a car was northbound at an unknown speed in the southbound fast lane on I-5 about 11 miles north of Woodland, near the town of Zamora.

At the same time, a pickup was southbound in the fast lane at about 90 mph, according to the CHP. The vehicles collided head-on.

The pickup ended up on the right shoulder of the freeway and caught fire. The 30-year-old male driver from Hollister, San Benito County, was pronounced dead.

The car, driven by a 29-year-old man from El Nido, Merced County, ended up in the center divider. He also suffered fatal injuries. Their names were not released.

A driver on Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue in Sacramento took this video in May 2015 with a Go-Pro camera of a wrong-way driver in the fast lane seconds before he hit another car head-on, killing himself and two occupants of the other car. The

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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