Two men killed last week in a wrong-way driver crash on Interstate 5 north of Woodland have been identified by the Yolo County sheriff-coroner.
The California Highway Patrol reported that about 11:30 p.m. on March 1 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 speeding 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 driver was identified as Joseph Brendle, 30, of Hollister, San Benito County.
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The car, driven by Jose Luis Morales Montiel, 29, of El Nido, Merced County, ended up in the center divider.