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7-Year-Old Child One of Five Victims Killed in Single-Car Accident on Interstate 5

FRENCH CAMP, CA (March 25, 2021) – Thursday evening, Larinda Jones, Nathaniel Clifton, Phylis Clifton, Major Clifton and Gina Jewell were killed in a car crash on I-5.

The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m., on March 11. A 1997 Toyota driven by 33-year-old Nathaniel Clifton, crashed through a fence and slammed into a tree.

The Toyota was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it veered off the road and collided with a highway sign for unknown reasons.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and tried to rescue the victims. However, all five passengers were killed in the crash, including 42-year-old Larinda Jones, 7-year-old Phylis Clifton, 10-month-old Major Clifton and the 33-year-old driver Nathaniel Clifton.

Authorities also identified the fifth victim was a family friend, 29-year-old Gina Jewell.

At this time, authorities suspect the driver of DUI but have not released further information. Once available, more details will be provided.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victims.


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