Wrong-way driver who hit, killed Oregon man on I-5 sentenced to 18 years to life in prison

A Red Bluff woman who was arrested after she intentionally drove the wrong way on I-5 in a suicide attempt, hitting and killing an Oregon man, was sentenced on Friday to 18 years to life in prison.

According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, Grace Ward, 29 of Red Bluff had driven into the wrong lane of traffic on I-5 in an attempt to take her own life by crashing into an oncoming vehicle.

After narrowly missing three vehicles, Ward crashed head-on into the vehicle driven by Ryan Folsom, who was killed as a result of the crash.

Folsom was reportedly on his way to Sacramento for a job interview to become a doctor at the time.

Ward will have to serve at least 18 years in prison before she can apply for parole.

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