Santa Cruz County, California (October 24, 2019) – A 30-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on Wednesday night in Santa Cruz, leaving four other people with serious injuries.
The CHP said the accident happened at about 11:35 p.m. October 23, on Highway 1 south of Vista Point.
The collision involved a Dodge driven by a 30-year-old Greenfield resident and a 2006 Ford Mustang driven by a 35-year-old East Palo Alto man.
The Dodge was reportedly speeding northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 1 when it collided with an oncoming Ford Mustang.
The Dodge driver suffered life-threatening injuries and he was rushed to Watsonville Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Two Greenfield women ages 25 and 27, who were passengers in Dodge, sustained major injuries and were taken to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas for treatment.
The Ford driver and his passenger, a 47-year-old Watsonville man, were transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.
The names of the victims were not immediately revealed.
Southbound lanes of the highway were closed for over three hours following the incident
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.