60-year-old, Ralph Zendejas of Redding, California was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus northbound on Interstate 5, just south of Arbuckle when he allowed his vehicle to veer into the center median where he lost control.
Zendejas vehicle ran off the east roadway edge where it collided with a perimeter fence, then crossing both lanes of Old Highway 99 where it came to rest in the mud.
Zendejas was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested.
Zendejas passenger, 56-year-old Daniel Amythist of Redding, California complained of back pain and was transported by Enloe Ambulance to Colusa Regional Medical Center.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. 52-year-old Frank Miller of Colusa, was responding to provide cleanup efforts with the prior vehicle collision earlier in the evening on old Highway 99 just south of Arbuckle.
Miller was driving a 1990 GMC pickup truck, provided by the Colusa County Road Department.
23-year-old, Alex Hathaway was driving a 2001 Chrysler behind Miller, and when for unknown reasons he failed to notice Miller slowing down. As a result, Hathaway’s vehicle collided with the rear of Millers vehicle.
Subsequently the collision caused Hathaway’s vehicle to overturn.
Miller was transported by Enloe Ambulance to Colusa Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.
Hathaway was extracted from his vehicle with the help of the Arbuckle Fire Department and declined medical transportation.
This collision is under investigation by the Williams Area CHP office.