PATTERSON -- A head-on collision between a big-rig truck and a Volkswagen Beetle killed an Oakland man and seriously injured a Berkeley woman Monday afternoon near Patterson.
Highway 33 near Hamilton Road was closed for more than two hours after the 3 p.m. crash.
Sgt. Ben Moser of the California Highway Patrol said the 40-year-old man was driving the Beetle north on the two-lane highway when he spun out of control into oncoming traffic. He was pronounced dead at the scene.