Saturday, April 17, 2021


Three killed on I-5 in two separate accidents 

Three people were killed on Interstate 5 in Colusa County over a five day period in two separate accidents. 

A Yuba City couple were killed just north of Maxwell on Sept. 4 when the 2000 Honda Shadow motorcycle they were riding traveled off the roadway and collided with a barbed wire fence. 

A Woodland man, who was walking on I-5 north of Williams, was killed Sept. 9 when he walked into the slow lane and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. 

The CHP said 51-year-old Todd Alvin Loughmiller and 46-year-old June Marie Baker were traveling southbound on I-5, south of Lenahan Road, when for an unknown reason, the Loughmiller made an unsafe turning movement to the right and traveled off the road. 

The motorcycle came to a rest in a ditch, after hitting the fence, and the ejected couple both sustained fatal injuries. No other vehicle was involved in the crash. 

In a vehicle Vs. pedestrian collision, the CHP said 65-year old Kenneth Dale Smith was walking northbound on the west shoulder of Interstate 5, just north or State Route 20, when, for an unknown reason, he walked into the path of a 2017 Ford F450 pickup, driven by a 32-year-old South Carolina man. 

As a result of the collision, Smith received fatal injuries. The driver of the pickup and his 37-year-old male passenger, also from South Carolina, were not injured, the CHP said.  

The CHP is investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a role in either collision. 

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