WILLOWS — A portion of northbound Interstate 5 was closed off Sunday morning following a collision that killed a man and his toddler and injured four people.
Isidro Enrique Garcia, 26, and his 2-year-old son Fabian were killed in the crash, according to family friend Claudia Alejandra Guevara. The father and son were traveling with their family of five back home to Portland after a week-long trip to Disneyland.
“He was a family man who loved his children more than anything,” Guevara told FOX40. “He was kind and the funniest person you would ever meet, always making jokes.”
The California Highway Patrol of Willows reported the collision occurred just south of Willows around 8:40 a.m.
An Acura sedan with two passengers was traveling southbound on I-5 near Road 57 when the driver lost control of the car, according to Lt. Tyler Eccles with Willows CHP.
The Acura traveled over the center divide and collided with a Honda Odyssey and a white Toyota SUV. Five people were traveling in the Honda at the time of the collision, two people were inside of the SUV.
Two people were airlifted to the hospital while an additional four were taken by ambulance.
It is unknown at this time what led to the Acura driver losing control of their car.
Garcia’s wife, 4-year-old daughter and 6-month-old daughter are seeking help with expenses for funeral arrangements and the family has created a GoFundMe.
Stay with FOX40 as this story develops.