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Woodland crash kills one, injures others

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Two vehicles collided violently on Highway 113 Friday, killing one person and injuring several others.

A 25-year-old female driver, who has not been identified, was headed south on the highway toward Knights Landing with an18-year-old female, a 3-year-old male and a one-month-old infant in the car. She pulled onto the west shoulder around 5 p.m., authorities said.

Alec John Penning, 21, was headed southbound on the highway. As he continued toward the stopped vehicle, the female driver did a U-turn that put her directly in Penning’s path, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. Penning hit his brakes but collided with the left side of the woman’s Honda.

The collision pushed the female’s car eastward to the north shoulder of Leiser Road, while Penning’s car came to a rest in the lanes. The female driver was transported to the hospital, where she died. The passengers in her vehicle also went to the hospital with minor and major injuries. Penning had minor injuries but did not go to the hospital. All drivers and passengers were Woodland residents.

CHP officers are still investigating the cause of the collision, but drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, the release said.

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola

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