Highway 32 head-on crash kills two Woodland residents

The California Highway Patrol reports two unidentified people were killed and two injured in a Highway 32 crash about 2:29 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 9.

According to a statement from the CHP, the two unidentified people were traveling westbound in a 2006 Ford 150 when for unknown reasons the Ford crossed the centerline into the path of a 2018 Ram 3500 traveling eastbound at a stated speed of 45 to 50 miles per hour, resulting in a head-on collision.

The Ford 150 spun off the south side of the roadway, rolled down an embankment and caught fire. Passersby attempted to extricate the Ford 150’s occupants while unsuccessfully trying to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. Both occupants sustained fatal injuries.

The Ram 3500 came to rest in the middle of the roadway, blocking both lanes. Robert Ramirez, 24, of Woodland, California sustained moderate injuries and Joaquin Hendrickson, 23, of Woodland sustained major injuries. Both were transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.

The collision remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call CHP officer B. Lingenfelter at 252-1800.