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.
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.
Both directions of the highway were closed for several hours while the CHP investigation was conducted.