A 20-year-old Salinas man died Saturday in a head-on collision on a Highway 1 overpass near Watsonville.
The crash occurred around 2 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
The man, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, was westbound on the overpass that carries Riverside Drive (Highway 129) over the freeway.
Eastbound on the overpass was a 27-year-old Hollister man driving a 2004 Ford Freestar minivan.
According to the CHP, the Chevrolet crossed the overpass’s double-yellow dividing lines into the eastbound lane.
The minivan’s driver veered left to try to avoid the car, but at the same time the Chevrolet’s driver corrected back to the right, and they collided.
The Chevrolet’s driver was killed. He was the only occupant of the car.
The minivan’s driver and his passenger — a 19-year-old Hollister man — were treated for moderate injuries at a Salinas hospital.
As of Monday, the CHP had not determined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
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