Several Critically Hurt in Monterey County Accident on Highway 101
Monterey County, California (November 8, 2023) – Several people were injured in a Tuesday evening wrong-way crash in Monterey County.
According to the Greenfield Police Department, the wreck happened on November 7 on Highway 101.
Per the report, a group of Monterey County teenagers stole a Kia SUV in Greenfield on Oak Avenue. Despite the extensive search efforts by the officers, they manage to escape.
Later that same evening, the stolen Kia was spotted first on the Monterey Peninsula and later in Salinas.
The teens drove the wrong way on Highway 101 and collided head-on with a second vehicle.
All the teenagers inside the stolen Kia and parties inside the other car sustained serious and life-threatening injuries.
The identities of the victims were not immediately released.
More details about the wreck were not provided.
An investigation is ongoing.
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