One dead in wrong way 101 crash

One person died in a three car collision on US Highway 101  Sunday.
At around 5:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol received word of a three-car traffic collision that involved one party driving the wrong direction.
The preliminary investigation found that a San Jose man of unknown age driving a 2004 Nissan Altima, was driving in the center divide while traveling north in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near the PG&E Metcalf Substation. He collided with a 2015 Honda Accord driven by a 45-year-old San Jose man when he unsafely entered the right lane. Both vehicles blocked the southbound lanes of Highway 101 after the collision. The first man stayed inside the 2004 Nissan Altima while a passerby assisted the second person out of the vehicle.
A 50-year old Gilroy man driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla, collided with the rear of the Nissan Altima. The impact of the two vehicles caused a fire that fully engulfed the Altima.
The collision is still under investigation. It is unknown at this time if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the cause of the collision.
If anyone has additional information pertaining to this collision or may had witnessed this collision, please contact Officer J. Jimenez at the CHP Hollister Gilroy Area Office at (408) 848-2324.

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