Wrong-way Accident, 4 Killed in Colusa County, CA
August 23, 2022

Colusa County, California (CA) – On August 22, 2022, four individuals died in a wrong-way head-on incident in Colusa County, CA.

The accident occurred at 12:48 a.m. As per the California Highway Patrol, it is located south of Fairview Road near the Maxwell Rest Area. The operator of a 2012 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on the southbound Interstate 5 lane at an unidentified speed when it collided with the operator of a 2022 Nissan Altima traveling southbound in the same lane.

According to the CHP, the wrong-way driver, Celeste Gonzales, 24-year-old, of Maxwell, was taken to Enloe Medical Center and subsequently died from her injuries. Three people were killed in the other car as well. Timothy McDaniels, 57-year-old, of Vacaville, Quincy Lovelace, 28-year-old, of Suisun City, and Christopher Martinez, 34-year-old, of Suisun City were recognized. The only survivor was 52-year-old Suisun City resident David McDaniels, who was airlifted to Enloe Medical Center with serious injuries.

It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. I-5 was shut for several hours while authorities investigated the collision.

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