Suspect arrested in fatal wrong way crash on Interstate 5

An arrest was made Tuesday morning stemming from the wrong way crash on Interstate 5 that left one dead.

Posted: Jan. 30, 2018 4:40 PM
Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 6:43 PM

An arrest was made Tuesday morning stemming from the wrong way crash on Interstate 5 that left one dead.


We've been covering the tragedy since it happened back on January 7. But, new developments happened Tuesday morning just before 11 A.M., when the surviving driver, Grace Elizabeth Ward, was taken into custody and booked into Shasta County Jail on charges of second degree murder, assault with deadly weapon and vandalism and property damage.

The crash happened just south of Knighton Road in Anderson.

The driver killed, Ryan Folsom of Oregon, was hit in his car head on by Ward and was taken to mercy medical before he died from his injuries.

Ward also sustained major injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to the hospital as well.

Acting California Highway Patrol Commander Lieutenant Scott Fredrick issued a statement saying, “not only was this tragedy felt in California, but in all the communities affected by this heart breaking loss that continue to grieve. Our officers have been working around the clock to gather facts in this case and seek appropriate justice in this designative loss.”

The investigation is ongoing and any information should be directed to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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