19-Year-Old Woman Dies in Highway 101 Car Collision near Esperanza Road in Salinas
Salinas, California – A 19-year-old woman was killed, and two others seriously injured after four vehicles collided Monday, July 13, at about 5 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol said the fatal incident occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 near Esperanza Road.
As per the report, a Nissan Sentra was northbound in the slow lane with a 19-year-old woman in the rear passenger seat and a 20-year-old woman in the front passenger seat. Information about the driver of that car was not provided.
The Sentra was stopped behind a Volkswagen Jetta due to a collision that had happened near Esperanza Road, and the Jetta was stopped behind a Dodge Ram towing a flatbed trailer.
A Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck that was traveling northbound in the same lane at an unsafe speed slammed into the Sentra. The impact of the collision triggered a chain-reaction crash involving the Jetta and the Dodge Ram.
The 19-year-old woman in the Sentra was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two occupants suffered serious injuries.
The pick-up driver sustained moderate injuries and is facing possible arrest following the incident.
Another driver suffered minor injuries but refused transport to the hospital.
CHP said all vehicles involved were seriously damaged.
Alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor in the accident.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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