DAVENPORT, CALIFORNIA (February 2, 2017) – California Highway Patrol reported a fatal head-on accident on Thursday morning, at approximately 7:43 a.m., on Highway 1, near Swanton Road. (map)
The accident happened when a Golden Gate Shuttle van traveling south on Highway 1 crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed head-on into a Chevy Tahoe. The driver of the van has been described as a 62-year-old San Francisco man and the Tahoe driver was identifed as 33-year-old Emilio Lopez of Watsonville. Tragically, both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Two male passengers were airlifted to a Valley Medical Center with major injuries.
CHP is currently investigating the accident to determine the cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
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