1 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 17 in Campbell

All lanes reopened in the northbound direction at Hamilton Avenue

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A woman died and another driver was seriously injured early Friday after a wrong-way crash on northbound Highway 17 in Campbell, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Lanes of northbound Highway 17 were blocked for about two hours at Hamilton Avenue just south of I-280 in Campbell after the crash that occurred at about 3:20 a.m, the CHP said.

Authorities have confirmed that the wrong-way driver was a female in her late 20s driving a Honda Accord that hit a Toyota Avalon with a male driver who was extricated from the wreckage and transported to a hospital. The man is expected to recover.

The wrong-way driver was first reported at I-880 and Coleman Avenue in San Jose, about 5 miles from the scene of the crash, the CHP said.

All lanes of the highway reopened at about 5:30 a.m., the CHP said.

Authorities were not sure if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

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