REDDING, Calif. — 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.