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Woman, 68, Killed in Solo-Car Wreck Identified

A driver killed in a solo car accident Sunday morning on state Highway 1 in Aptos has been identified as 68-year-old Nancy Bartels, of Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.

The California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the fatal single-car accident at about 11:25 a.m. Sunday on northbound Highway 1 near the Rio Del Mar Boulevard exit.

[Previous: One Killed in Sunday Solo-Vehicle Crash in Aptos; Roadway Blocked.]

Prior to the crash, the driver of the car reportedly sped along the roadway's right hand side while passing traffic, according to the CHP.

The CHP closed one lane near the scene of the crash and issued a Sig-alert around 11:30 a.m. Sunday and reopened it at 1:40 p.m. that day.

The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation and no one has been arrested or cited, the CHP reported.

--Bay City News

Martin W. Bailey June 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Note to Pat Kittle: "Even a fool, when he keeps his mouth shut, is considered wise."
Pat Kittle June 14, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Note to Martin W. Bailey: You obviously resent American citizens wanting to know the immigration status of drivers involved in fatal wrecks. Too bad! We have every right to know, since immigrants often are involved, and the only way we're going to find out is by publicly asking. We owe you no apologies for that, you pompous jerk.

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