At Least 1 Killed in Prunedale Car Crash on Highway 101 and Crazy Horse Canyon Road

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Prunedale, CA: Fatal Car Crash on Highway 101 and Crazy Horse Canyon Road

Prunedale, California (September 13, 2021) – Authorities are investigating a fatal car collision that happened Monday morning in Prunedale.

The California Highway Patrol said the wreck took place just after 6:00 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 near Crazy Horse Canyon Road.

At least two vehicles were involved in the collision.

Firefighters responded to the scene to find a Nissan Altima and a Toyota Siena at the scene and two parties trapped in the wreckage.

The firefighters extricated the parties.

At least one person suffered significant injuries and died in the accident.

A party reporting the accident said there might be a third vehicle involved in the accident. The party advised that a big rig may have been sideswiped.

CHP is investigating to establish what transpired leading to the collision.

Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California

  • Always stop and remain at the scene.
  • Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
  • Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
  • Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.