Angelica Cardiel Injured, Juanita Santana Killed in Highway 101 Car Crash
SANTA ROSA (November 22, 2017) – A woman died and another was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 101 on November 15, according to The Press Democrat.
California Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 36-year-old Juanita Santana and the wounded as Angelica Cardiel.
As per the article, CHP said Santana was allegedly speeding south from the Steele Lane entrance ramp at when her 1999 Mercedes-Benz hydroplaned across the highway. The Santa Rosa woman struck the center median and ended up blocking two lanes of the road.
Santana and Cardiel exited their vehicle when a 2002 Honda Civic hit the Mercedes. The driver of the Honda, 55-year-old Santa Rosa resident Gregory Hernandez, pushed the Mercedes into both women.
Santana became pinned beneath her car. She and Cardiel suffered major injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Santana died on Tuesday, November 21.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that another vehicle driven by Gabriel Zaragoza then crashed into the Honda. Hernandez fled on foot but was later found. The Santa Rosa man was arrested on a complaint of felony hit-and-run causing injury.
It was not immediately known whether Hernandez was hurt following the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
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