5 Killed in a Fatal Accident in Corning, CA
July 31, 2023

Tehama County, California (Corning, CA) – On July 29, 2023, five individuals died and one sustained critical injuries after a car accident on Interstate 5 around a mile south of Corning, CA.

At 12:45 p.m., dispatchers from the California Highway Patrol received a call reporting an incident. A car traveling northbound had reportedly crossed over the center barrier and entered the southbound lanes. This resulted in a collision between a silver Infiniti and a southbound Ram pickup truck that was towing a fifth-wheel trailer. The impact caused debris to scatter and block both southbound lanes.

Infiniti’s four occupants were ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Sadly, the driver of the pickup truck did not survive, while the front-seat passenger sustained severe injuries and was immediately airlifted to Enloe Medical Center for medical attention. The incident caused traffic to quickly back up to Corning and beyond, prompting CHP agents to divert cars to the Liberal Avenue exit, allowing them to proceed south on Highway 99W. The Tehama County Coroner’s Office sent a van to the scene, while a multidisciplinary incident investigation team (MAIT) was dispatched to conduct an inquiry, estimated to continue until roughly 9 p.m. by CHP authorities.

Southbound traffic at the Solano Street exit in downtown Corning was halted by the CHP at 2:08 p.m.

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