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Crash kills wrong-way driver

A California Highway Patrol officer speaks with a Bud's Towing employee regarding the Toyota Highlander they are towing from a fatal accident that occurred on Highway 113 near the Gibson Road exit. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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February 28, 2011 | Leave Comment

A 64-year-old Davis woman was the wrong-way driver who caused a three-car collision Monday morning on a Woodland highway, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials.

Teresa Sedillo suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on northbound Highway 113 just south of Gibson Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said.

An autopsy was planned Tuesday morning.

California Highway Patrol Officer Cindy Leal identified Sedillo as the driver of a 2001 Toyota Highlander that, for reasons that remain unclear, was traveling south in the northbound fast lane. Leal said several witnesses reported seeing the Highlander make a U-turn on the freeway just before the crash.

Once headed southbound, the Highlander sideswiped a northbound Dodge minivan that had swerved into the center divider to avoid a head-on impact, according to CHP reports. A Ford Explorer behind the minivan wasn’t so lucky, however, taking a hit to the left front that spun the Explorer around and caused it to roll on its side.

The Highlander came to rest in the freeway median. Neither Sedillo nor her passenger, Davis resident Jose Gonzalez, were wearing seat belts, Leal said. Gonzalez was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of head injuries.

The driver of the Explorer, 50-year-old Michael Basilio of Fremont, suffered a broken leg and facial injuries in the crash, Leal said. He was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center, as was the minivan’s driver, Marysville resident John T. Lee, 64. Lee was not injured.

Broken glass and vehicle parts littered the northbound lanes of Highway 113, which were shut down for about two hours while CHP officers and coroner’s officials investigated the scene and workers cleared the debris from the roadway. One southbound lane remained open.

As of this evening, it remained unclear whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, Leal said.

— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8048. Comment on this story at www.davisenterprise.com

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