On Friday, June 19, 2015 at approximately 11:54 AM, the California Highway Patrol, and the Maxwell Fire Department were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Interstate 5, just north of the Fairview Road over-crossing.
The driver, Denise Gilmore, 55 of Redding California was traveling southbound in a 2002 Chrysler and experienced a seizure.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gilmore’s condition caused her vehicle to travel in a western direction off of the roadway.
Her vehicle collided with a metal barbed wire fence and post. Gilmore’s vehicle then continued in a western direction and struck a tree where it then continued to travel in a southern direction.
Gilmore’s vehicle came to rest in a ditch area filled with tule reeds.
Gilmore sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gilmore’s use of her seat-belt prevented her from sustaining more serious injuries as a result of the traffic collision.
The collision is under investigation with the Williams Area CHP office.