HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was killed in a head-on crash on state Highway 92 outside of Half Moon Bay Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

The crash was reported at 6:05 a.m. near Pastorino Farms, CHP Officer Amelia Jack said.

She said it appeared that the driver of the gray Jetta, a man in his early 20s, was driving west behind a big-rig and decided to pass it by crossing into eastbound lanes.


He had apparently not seen an oncoming eastbound Dodge Ram pickup truck, and crashed into it head-on, Jack said.

A medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene to airlift the Jetta’s driver to a trauma center, but he died on the way to the hospital, she said.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was taken by ground ambulance to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries.

Jack said the crash remained under investigation but that it did not immediately appear that alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision.

The crash shut down Highway 92 in both directions until shortly after 8 a.m.

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