A Sacramento woman died Wednesday night when the pickup in which she was riding crossed several lanes of Interstate 5 and hit trees in a Colusa County orchard.
The California Highway Patrol said that Kathleen Leventon, 65, of Citrus Heights was driving southbound on I-5 south of Williams about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday when for unknown reasons she allowed her pickup to enter the center divider.
The pickup then crossed northbound lanes of I-5 before crashing through and a fence and into a walnut orchard where the vehicle hit several trees. The right front passenger, an unidentified 63-year-old Sacramento woman, died at the scene.
Leventon suffered moderate injuries, according to the CHP.