Santa Cruz Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 1 Kills Driver, Injures 4 Other People
SANTA CRUZ, CA (October 26, 2019) — A wrong-way crash on Highway 1 left one person dead and four other people injured Wednesday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred in the southbound lane south of Vista Point at around 11:35 p.m. Involved were a 30-year-old Greenfield man driving a Dodge and a 35-year-old East Palo Alto man driving a 2006 Ford Mustang.
Reports indicated that the Greenfield man headed north on southbound Highway 1 at a high rate of speed. His Dodge collided head-on with the southbound Mustang.
Emergency responders transported the Greenfield man to Watsonville Community Hospital where he died. He had two female passengers, Greenfield women ages 25 and 27, as passengers. They suffered major injuries and were taken to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas.
One the other hand, the Palo Alto man driving the Ford was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with major injuries. Also suffered major injuries was his passenger, a 47-year-old man from Watsonville.
Meantime, the crash prompted the closure of southbound Highway 1 for about three hours.
The investigators believe that impairment was a factor in the incident. Further investigation is underway.
Our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim.
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