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Fatal Four-Car Crash Kills One in Napa County

All but one of the three drivers involved in a fatal accident on the two-lane Highway 12 in Napa County Monday morning survived. Eight people involved in the crash were sent to the hospital following the collision near the Solano County line at approximately 10:35 am on the 29th. The crash closed down part of the highway for eight hours.

The person who died was identified as a man in his 50s who was driving a Ford Escort westbound. According to California Highway Patrol reports, the crash occurred when the Ford crossed over the double-yellow line and into the path of a tractor-trailer hauling a bulldozer travelling in the opposite direction. The impact caused a second collision when it pushed the Ford back into a Toyota Sienna carrying seven people. The driver and his six passengers all suffered minor to moderate injuries as a result. A third collision occurred as the big-rig struck the guard rail on the opposite side of the road before hitting a Toyota Prius. The driver of the Prius suffered moderate injuries. The driver of the ford died at the scene. The California Highway Patrol said that it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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