Death toll rises to six on Colusa highways
A Grants Pass, Ore., woman was listed in fair condition on Friday at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, six days after she was injured in a crash that claimed the life of another Oregon woman in the same car.
Anne Turner, 30, survived the crash on Highway 20, east of Interstate 5, at about 6:30 p.m. last Saturday, the Williams police reported.
She was a passenger in the back seat on the driver's side of the 2005 Subaru driven by James R. Turner, 66, of Grants Pass.
The woman next to her, Michaela Turner, 63, also of Grants Pass, was declared dead at the scene, the police reported.
The Subaru was traveling east on Highway 20 and had pulled to the side of the road to make a U-turn, the police said.
The driver apparently did not see the 2001 Ford Ranger coming, also eastbound, pulled out in front of it and the pickup struck the Subaru on the driver's side, the police said.
James Turner and one other male passenger received minor injuries in the crash, as did the driver of the Ford, Harry Catalan, 63, of Live Oak.
Anne Turner was airflighted to the UC Davis Medical Center.
It was the fifth fatal accident, resulting in six deaths on Colusa County highways in 2012.