Fatal Head-on Car Accident at Blanco and Hitchcock Roads
SALINAS, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2023) — Two people were killed and a third person was injured after a fatal head-on crash on Blanco Road in Salinas on Halloween night.
The deadly collision occurred just before midnight on Oct. 31st between two vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A driver in a 2001 Chrysler Sebring was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Blanco Road and collided head-on with a 2021 Honda Civic near Hitchcock Road.
Both drivers died at the scene of the crash. The 30-year-old driver from the Chrysler was a man from Marina and a 21-year-old Salinas man was driving the Honda.
Meanwhile, a passenger from the Honda, 21-year-old Jessica Velasco of Salinas, survived the crash with moderate injuries. Paramedics transported her to Natividad.
The names of the two drivers who died will be released by the Monterey County Coroner’s Office after the next of kin has been notified.
Investigators are working on the case to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
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