Head-On Crash on Highway 20 in Williams Kills 2 and Injures 4
WILLIAMS, CA (October 6, 2019) – Two women were killed following a head-on crash Sunday evening in Colusa County.
The fatal crash happened around 7:26 p.m. on Highway 20, just west of Walnut Drive.
According to the CHP, a 1996 Toyota Camry, driven by a 32-year-old woman, was heading westbound on Highway 20 when it lost control for unknown reasons. It then turned sideways as it crossed into the opposing lane of traffic and collided head-on with a 2009 Ford Expedition, driven by 61-year-old Tamara Gomez of Rocklin.
As a result, the Camry’s driver and her passenger, a 29-year-old woman, died at the scene. Both were Oakland residents.
Meanwhile, paramedics took Gomez to Enloe Hospital in Chico for treatment of minor injuries.
Gomez’s three passengers also were injured. They included Rocklin residents Jodi Richardson, 23, who suffered major injuries; 17-year-old Martina Ortega, who had minor injuries; and 16-year-old Angelica Ortega, who sustained moderate injuries, the CHP said.
Richardson was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment, the CHP said, while the Ortegas were taken to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.
The CHP said all six crash victims were wearing their seat belts.
Authorities closed Highway 20 for three hours while they investigated the crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of the deceased victims. We also wish the injured parties a swift and steady recovery.
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