Five People Hospitalized and Two Horses Dead after Crash near Corning Road
CORNING, CA (July 9, 2018) – Five people were hospitalized and two horses were killed late Monday evening following a collision on Interstate 5.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 11:50 PM. Two horses were attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Corning Road when one of them was hit by a 2008 Hyundai, driven by 23-year-old Daniel Macias of Willows. The impact of the collision damaged his car and killed the horse.
A 2008 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 30-year-old Cristina Serrato of East Wenatchee, Washington, was driving behind Macias when she struck and fatally injured the second horse. The impact sent her pickup in a counterclockwise spin, causing it to strike the first horse, slide off the right shoulder, and crash into a fence and a storage building.
Macias was airlifted to the Enloe Medical Center in Chico after sustaining major injuries. Serrato was reportedly unharmed, but her passengers – 30-year-old Jamie Perez, 56-year-old Ana Perez, and two girls – were transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. They suffered cutes and bruises.
No additional details have been disclosed to the public at this time.
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