Head-On Crash in Napa County Kills Boy, Injures 4

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    A 4-year-old boy died and four people were injured in a head-on crash in Napa County on Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Cindy Pawlcyn, a Napa-area restaurant owner, was one of the people injured in the collision. The 58-year-old woman suffered "moderate" injuries after the Lexus SUV in which she was a passenger in was hit by a Chevrolet Equinox on Highway 121, the Napa Valley Register reported.

    The Carneros-area crash also injured the boy's 27-year-old mother and other passengers in the Lexus.

    Napa-resident Flavio Castellanos, 23, was driving the Chevrolet.  Castellanos suffered major injuries and was taken to the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa.

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    The driver of the Lexus, Pawlcyn's husband, John Watanabe, 66, of St. Helena, was also injured.

    It's not known what caused the Chevrolet to veer across the double-yellow line in front of the Lexus. CHP officers said the two vehicles hit almost "license plate to front license plate," the newspaper reported.

    The boy was in a booster seat, according to the California Highway Patrol. All other passengers were using seat belts. Neither drugs nor alcohol are considered factors.

    Bay City News Service contributed to this report.