All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Clara reopened nearly four hours after a fatal wrong-way crash on Sunday morning.
The collision was reported about 4:30 a.m. on Highway 101 near the Montague Expressway. Three lanes blocked following the wreck were cleared about 8:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was triggered when a Toyota Corolla headed north in southbound lanes collided head-on with a Toyota Camry, the CHP said. The Camry was then hit by another car, a Nissan Sentra.
The driver of the Corolla, the car that was headed the wrong way, died in the crash, the CHP said. The driver's name has not been released.
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Three people in the other cars were hospitalized, the CHP said.