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Two Killed in Highway 152 Crash

PACHECO PASS, Calif- The California Highway Patrol is still investigating a deadly accident that killed two people outside Hollister Friday.

Just before ten Friday morning, Martin Teeling, a 45 year old Aptos man, was driving west on Highway 152 when he lost control of his truck.

"A ford truck crossed over the double yellow lines and into opposing lanes and went head on into the Honda Civic," said Jaime Rios with CHP.

He said a Sunnyvale couple, a 29- year-old woman and 32-year-old man were in the Honda Civic and were wearing their seat belts but died instantly.

"Both cars going 60 to 65 miles an hour, that's about 130 mph collision. Any time you're in a collision at that speed, the chances of survival are minimal."

The driver of the truck walked out uninjured. He said he was sorry about what happened.

Rios said over the years, Pacheco Pass has been considered a very dangerous road but improvements on the roadway have made things safe. There hasn't been a fatality in more than a year.

"Most of it is separated by a concrete barrier. However, this section was not and that's what led to this car crossing over onto opposing lanes."

According to CHP, Teeling could face involuntary manslaughter charges as a result of the accident.

Submitted by Lucero Benitez, Central Coast News


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