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3 dead, 8 injured in Yolo County crash, authorities say

At least three people were killed and eight others were taken to hospitals in the area following a crash with a vehicle northwest of Woodland on Thursday, the Yolo Emergency Medical Service said. Interstate 5 and Interstate 505, just west of Zamora. A man and two women were killed in the crash, the California Highway Patrol said. A Ford Econoline truck appears to have been swept off the side of the road when it climbed several times and hit a tree, authorities said. LiveCopter 3 video shows debris strewn on the road and a tree down. Authorities said there were 11 people in the van. The eight injured were taken to several hospitals in Solano and Sacramento counties. It is not clear how any of them are, but the CHP told KCRA 3 that they had “major” to “moderate” injuries. KCRA 3 spoke with Raul Villegas, a witness who saw the immediate aftermath of the crash and the response from Zamora’s fire crews and Yolo County MPs. “They were trying to cut the roof to get access to the people who were trapped inside,” Villegas said. Villegas said one of the injured passengers told him that the occupants of the truck were farmers, who were leaving work and going back home. “It was very picturesque,” Villegas said. “Being able to see people there, dead – was very difficult. And I’m sorry for the families who are going to be notified, that they are not going to go home.” is unusual, as is responding to accidents on this “fairly straight” section of road. It is not clear what led to the accident. No other details were given. Follow the real-time traffic map for the latest. (Application users, click here to see a real-time traffic map.) This is an evolving story, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest.

At least three people were killed and eight others were taken to hospitals in the area following a car crash northwest of Woodland on Thursday, the Yolo Emergency Service said.

The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on County Road 14, located between Interstate 5 and Interstate 505, just west of Zamora.

A man and two women were killed in the crash, the California Highway Patrol said. A Ford Econoline truck appears to have spun off the side of the road when it climbed several times and hit a tree, authorities said.

LiveCopter 3 video shows debris strewn on the road and a tree down.

Authorities said 11 people were in the van. The eight injured were taken to several hospitals in Solano and Sacramento counties. It is not clear how any of them are, but the CHP told KCRA 3 that they had “major” to “moderate” injuries.

KCRA 3 spoke with Raul Villegas, a witness who saw the immediate aftermath of the crash and the response from the crews of the Zamora Fire Department and Yolo County MPs.

“They were trying to cut the roof to get access to the people who were trapped inside,” Villegas said.

Villegas said one of the injured passengers told him that the occupants of the van were farmers, who were leaving work and returning home.

“It was very picturesque,” Villegas said. “Being able to see people there, dead – was very difficult. “And I’m sorry for the families who are going to be notified, that they are not going to return home.”

The CHP said a collision on County Road 14 was unusual, as was the response to accidents on this “fairly straight” section of road.

It is not clear what led to the crash.

No other details were given.

Follow the real-time traffic map for the latest.

(Application users, click here to see a real-time traffic map.)

This is a growing story, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest.

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