Woman Dead, Two Injured in Crash on Highway 68 [Salinas, CA]


Three-Vehicle Collision near Laureles Grade Left One Fatality

SALINAS, CA (August 8, 2022) – Sunday morning, a three-vehicle crash on Highway 68 claimed the life of a woman and injured two others.

The incident happened around 9:00 a.m., on Highway 68, just west of Laureles Grade.

According to the investigators, a woman driving a westbound Ford minivan intentionally rear-ended a Lexus and a Ford transit van. The minivan driver then lost control and went past the eastbound lanes into the trees down an embankment. Due to the impact of the collision, she sustained major injuries.

California Highway Patrol responded to the report shortly after, and pronounced the female driver of the mini van dead at the scene. The other two drivers suffered minor injuries. At this time, the identities of those involved in the crash have not been made public.

Salinas Officials are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the Highway 68 three-vehicle crash.


The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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