Crash takes life of elderly man

August 13, 2013 

A 70-year-old Redwood City man was killed Sunday afternoon from a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 152 near the Santa Clara-Merced County line.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was driving a 2002 Toyota going westbound, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Carolina Chavira, 60, of Gustine, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet going eastbound, when the vehicle drifted off the north side of the roadway.

The vehicle traveled across the center median and into westbound traffic and collided head-on with the Toyota.

The man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead that the scene. A passenger that was with the man, Roberta Warren, 69, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Chavira sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto. The collision remains under investigation.

— Marina Gaytan

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