Marie Villasenor Seriously Injured in Glenn County Crash on Interstate 5
Glenn County, California – Marie Villasenor was hospitalized with major injuries following a deadly accident that occurred Saturday morning on Interstate 5, south of the County Road 60 overcrossing in Glenn County.
An 11-year-old boy was killed in the crash, which involved a tractor-trailer and an SUV. The boy has since been identified as Mark Neives-Pina, 11, of San Jose.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened just after midnight, when a Freightliner tractor-trailer traveling northbound on Interstate 5 lost control and overturned.
The big rig came to a rest blocking both northbound lanes of the interstate.
A Tacoma traveling behind the big rig then crashed into it.
Neives-Pina was a passenger in the SUV and was killed in the accident.
Marie Villasenor, 46, of San Jose, who was also a passenger in the car, was flown to Enloe Medical Center with major injuries.
The operator of the car was identified as Jose Neives, 48, of San Jose. He was treated for moderate injuries at Enloe Medical Center. He was also arrested for DUI.
The driver of the big rig, identified as Brian Lam, 58, of Auburn, Washington, was taken to Glenn Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
The CHP is investigating the incident.