Janine B. Cook, 57, was driving her car south on Interstate 5 in the slow lane when it all of a sudden came to a complete stop near milepost 171. A box truck coming from behind rear-ended Cook’s vehicle at around 1:00 p.m. local time.
KOIN reports that the box truck attempted to avoid the woman’s car but was unable to. Emergency crews found Cook’s mangled car off the interstate and pronounced her dead at the scene.
The driver of the box truck did not sustain injuries in the crash, reports KOIN. Investigators are unsure what caused the woman’s car to come to a full stop in the slow lanes of the interstate.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).