1 dead in Paradise head-on collision

Jan 12, 2015 5:26 PM by News Staff

One person is dead after a head-on crash on the Skyway Monday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened on the Skyway near Media Way around 2:20 p.m. when a grey Toyota Prius and a green Dodge Neon collided. Investigators say the Dodge Neon was traveling on the wrong side of the road when the accident happened.

The driver of the Dodge Neon was transported to Enloe Medical Center with moderate to major injuries, while the passenger pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Prius was transported to the hospital with back pain.

CHP officers on the scene say there was a strong scent of alcohol coming from the Dodge Neon and believe the driver may have been under the influence. A bottle of alcohol was also found inside the car.

The Skyway was closed for about an hour and a half and re-opened just after 3:50 p.m.


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