NAPA, Calif. (KRON) — One person is dead and another is injured following a car crash involving two vehicles in Napa just before midnight on Saturday, according to Napa Police Department.
One of the passengers, a 60-year-old woman, was airlifted from the scene and transported to a local hospital, police said. Northbound Highway 29 will be closed until noon on Sunday between Highway 221 and Highway 121, according to California Highway Patrol.
Five vehicles were involved in the crash. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene, two drivers and two passengers were taken to a hospital in Vacaville. Two other drivers in the incident were not injured.
The preliminary investigation shows that one vehicle was traveling southbound on the northbound side of Hwy 29. The vehicle heading the wrong way struck four different vehicles that were heading north. NPD’s Traffic Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and took over the investigation.
The crash was reported at 11:33 p.m. on Saturday and prompted all northbound lanes to close around midnight. Southbound Highway 29 is open, but commuters should expect delays, police said.
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The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Davis at 707-257-9223 x 5235 or by email at email@example.com.