ST HELENA (CBS SF) — Two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a horrific head-on crash on Highway 29 just north of St. Helena, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol said the collision was reported at 2:15 a.m. at Bale Lane in unincorporated Napa County. Arriving officers found both vehicles completely ripped apart by the force of the crash and both drivers were declared dead at the scene.READ MORE: Santa Clara Broncos Seeking Dream Ending: Back-To-Back College Cup Title On Home FieldGas Line Ruptured In American Canyon; Traffic Impacted
CHP officer Joseph Duncan said all possible causes were under investigation including driving under the influence and driving at a high rate of speed.
Investigators said a 68-year-old Yountville man was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic south on the highway when the Chevrolet crossed the solid double-yellow lines and collided with a northbound 2010 Toyota Prius driven by a 32-year-old man from Lower Lake in Lake County.MORE NEWS: Lake County Sheriff: Pilot Killed In Plane Crash In South Lakeport
Both directions of the highway were closed for several hours while the CHP investigation was conducted.