San Mateo County

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Closes SB Highway 1 in Pacifica

NBC Bay Area

One person died early Thursday morning in a wrong-way, head-on crash on Highway 1 in Pacifica, according to the California Highway Patrol.

All southbound lanes of Highway 1 at Manor Drive were closed indefinitely because of the crash and ensuing investigation, the CHP said.

Traffic is being redirected at Highway 35, the CHP said.

At about 3:15 a.m., the CHP responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on southbound Highway 1. A Dodge Charger collided head-on with a Mercedes SUV, the CHP said.

One of the drivers died at the scene. The other driver and a female passenger in one of the vehicles were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries, the CHP said.

There is no estimated time of reopening the roadway.

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