Fatal Head-On Collision Reported on Highway 1 in Monterey County

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May 12, 2023
Edward Smith

Head-On Collision Fatality on Highway 1

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatality following a recent head-on collision on Highway 1 in Monterey County. The traffic crash occurred in the early morning of Saturday, May 6, 2023, on California SR-1 near SR-68, officials said.

Details on the Head-On Collision Fatality on Highway 1 in Monterey County

A preliminary report revealed that a Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on southbound SR-1. The Toyota collided head-on with a Mitsubishi at approximately 3:45 a.m. The Toyota driver, a man from Hope Mills, North Carolina, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked at Monterey County Jail.

Sadly, the Mitsubishi driver, a Seaside resident, age 69, succumbed to their injuries at the crash site. CHP traffic officers temporarily shut down Highway 1 while conducting an investigation into the incident. Additional information on the head-on collision was unavailable.

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