Woman Succumbs To Injuries After I-5 Crash

A dozen people in 7 cars were involved in a pile-up on Interstate Five south of Cottonwood Friday afternoon that killed one person. Just before 1 O'clock Mary Garcia's Hyundai Elantra was northbound south of Sunset Hills when she went into the center divide and hit a dirt embankment. That launched the car airborne across the southbound lanes in front of Doris Beckwith's Dodge pickup. The pickup hit the still-airborne Hyundai and spun it in the air. The Hyundai skidded on its right side and landed on its wheels. The Dodge came to rest in the center divide and Barrett Barnwell's Chevy Camaro, which was hit by debris, stopped on the right shoulder. There were two complaints of pain from that crash. Traffic backed up quickly in the southbound lanes and Clayton Delaughder came along in a Chevy HD. He plowed into the rear of a Ford Fusion and pushed it into 2 other cars. The 81-year-old Redding woman driving the Fusion later died of her chest and head injuries at Mercy Medical Center. Four others suffered minor-to-moderate injuries.