Redwood City man killed in Pacheco Pass collision

August 5, 2013 

A 70-year-old Redwood City man was killed during the weekend in a head-on collision on Highway 152 near the Santa Clara-Merced County line, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was driving a 2002 Toyota going west on Sunday afternoon when the crash occurred, according to the CHP.

Carolina Chavira, 60, of Gustine, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet east when the vehicle drifted off the north side of the road. The CHP said her car traveled across the median and into oncoming traffic — colliding head-on with the Toyota.

The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger who was with the man, Roberta Warren, 69, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto.

Chavira also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto.

The collision remains under investigation.

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