San Jose Woman, 20, Dies in Half Moon Bay Crash

Two head on crash along Highway 1 end in death and major injuries this weekend.

Sunday, May 6, 2012  |  Updated 4:40 PM PDT
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San Jose Woman, 20, Dies in Half Moon Bay Crash

Jonathan Ferrey

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A 20-year-old San Jose woman was killed in a head-on collision in Half Moon Bay late Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It was the second head on crash on Highway 1 this weekend. Read summary of other crash that happened at 8 p.m. here.

 In the later crash, officers responded to reports of a collision on state Highway 1 south of Miramontes Point Road just before midnight, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

  According to a preliminary investigation, a 44-year-old woman from San Gregorio was driving north on Highway 1 in a 1997 Dodge Caravan when she drifted into oncoming traffic, Montiel said.

  The Dodge struck a 2003 Honda Civic being driven by the victim, according to the CHP.

  The victim died at the scene.

  The driver of the Dodge was extricated from her vehicle and taken to Stanford University Hospital with major injuries.

  It had not been determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

  Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the CHP at (650) 369-6261 ext. 371.

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