Sacto 9-1-1
November 6, 2013
Update: Man killed in Woodland crash identified

The man who was killed when a car crashed into a tree along Interstate 5 near Woodland early Tuesday was identified by the Yolo County Coroner's Office Wednesday as Darren Fung, 23, of Chico.

Fung, who was the driver, died at the scene.

A passenger, Mickey Reeder, 27, of Chico was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

The accident occurred at 6:31 a.m. when Fung was driving a 2003 Dodge Neon south at an unknown speed on I-5 near the West Street off ramp, on north side of Woodland.

According to the California Highway Patrol accident report, for some unknown reason, Fung had turned the steering wheel left while driving on the far right lane, causing the car to go into the center median.

Fung then allegedly turned the wheel to the right, which caused him to lose control, and the Dodge Neon to spin in a clockwise direction across both southbound lanes. It wound up on the west shoulder, where the driver's side door struck a tree.

Fung and Reeder were not wearing seat belts at the time, and Fung was ejected upon impact. Reeder sustained major injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision, the CHP said.

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