On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2016, at around 23:30, officers had received reports about a wrong-way driver heading north on the southbound side of I-5 near
On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2016, at around 23:30, officers had received reports about a wrong-way driver heading north on the southbound side of I-5 near the town of Zamora. Soon after, they received yet another report, this time about a vehicle fire on the south side of I-5, just south of the Interstate 505 offramp. As a result, 2 people have been killed due to a high-speed collision.
At the scene, officers had discovered that a 2014 Ford F-150 had collided with a 1991 Honda Accord. The driver of the Ford, a 30-year-old Hollister man, was reported to have been going southbound at about 90 mph when he collided with the other driver. The Ford had then gone off onto the right shoulder and had caught on fire. The Honda Accord had stopped in the center divide. One of the officers who responded to the scene was quoted to have said that the scene “looked like an explosion”, citing the amount of debris scattered across two lanes and a shoulder.
As a result, all of I-5 south was closed until nearly 5 a.m. whilst officers investigated the crash and Caltrans cleared the debris. The names of the two drivers have not been released, and neither driver had any passengers.