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September 27, 2021

Woman dies in Highway 152 traffic collision

Accident occurred west of Lover’s Lane east of Gilroy

A 60-year-old woman died in a traffic collision on Highway 152 east of Gilroy July 31, according to authorities.

About 11:15am, the California Highway Patrol received a call reporting a collision on State Route 152 just west of the intersection of Lover’s Lane in Santa Clara County. Upon arrival, CHP officers determined a two-vehicle collision had occurred, involving a 2015 Chrysler 200 and 2009 Honda Fit, according to a press release from the CHP.

The Chrysler was traveling westbound on Highway 152 at an unknown rate of speed, authorities said. The Chrysler was approaching the front of the Honda, which was traveling eastbound on Highway 152.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chrysler turned the vehicle left, crossing the double yellow lines into the eastbound lane, police said. The front of the Chrysler collided with the front of the Honda.

The passenger of the Honda, a 60-year-old Los Banos woman, suffered fatal injuries. She was transported to San Jose Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

The woman’s name has not been released to the public.

The 62-year-old driver of the Honda, also of Los Banos, suffered minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital, police said.

The 21-year-old driver of the Chrysler suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized, CHP said.

Investigators do not think alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

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