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Prunedale: Fatal Car Crash on Highway 101 Near State Route 156

Prunedale: Fatal Car Crash on Highway 101 Near State Route 1561 Killed, 5 Hurt in Collision Near SR-156

Prunedale, CA (August 29, 2022) – One person died, and several others suffered injuries following a traffic accident that occurred on Highway 101 early Sunday morning.

The KION News reported a multi-vehicle collision took place in the southbound side of SR-101 near State Route 156. According to the article published online, a 2002 Lexus became disabled on the highway in Prunedale. Subsequently, the driver and passengers stepped out of the Lexus and tried pushing the car out of the roadway.

Our sources indicated the driver of an oncoming 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 failed to slow down as they approached the stalled Lexus. The Dodge Ram struck the Lexus and the people pushing the car.

Deadly Car Accident on Highway 101 in Prunedale

Due to the force from the impact, the driver of the Lexus was flung onto the traffic lanes. A few minutes later, an oncoming patrol vehicle ran over the body lying on the ground.

Responding paramedics performed life-saving measures to the driver of the Lexus but he sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Pending confirmation and notification of next of kin, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed.

Authorities added the passengers in the Lexus; two passengers in the Dodge Ram; and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Officer all sustained injuries in the collision. Medical personnel rendered first aid to the victims, then transported them to the hospital for further treatment. Personal information on the injured parties have not been revealed thus far.

At this time, detectives continue to investigate liability in the fatal crash that happened on Highway 101 in Prunedale.

Source: KION News Channel


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