Cars Destroyed In Crash With Wrong-Way Driver On Highway 1

Tim Ryan
January 16, 2020 - 11:26 am
A driver traveling in the wrong direction on Highway 1 was involved in a deadly crash in Pacifica on Jan. 16, 2020.

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One person died in a head-on collision when he drove onto southbound Highway 1 in the wrong direction Thursday morning, authorities said. 

The man driving his Dodge Charger against traffic was killed when his car going north struck a Mercedes SUV at 3:10 a.m. in Pacifica, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

A female passenger in the Dodge and a male in the Mercedes were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

The extent of their injuries was unknown. 

The driver of the Dodge had only traveled a few hundred yards from the Manner Drive ramp when the collision occured, according to CHP spokesman Bert Diaz.

Both cars were totaled from the impact.