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Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

Post Date:07/27/2020 11:42 AM


155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


DATE/TIME: July 27, 2020 2:57 a.m.

TOPIC: Solo Accident-Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Western Dr. at Mission St. Ext.

CASE NUMBER: 20S-04298


VICTIM(S): Withheld pending next of kin notification.


The Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene of a solo-vehicle accident at the intersection of Western Drive and Mission St. at approximately 2:57 a.m. early this morning.  SCPD officers located the vehicle, which was believed to have been traveling southbound on Western Dr. before it collided with a utility pole and several other stationary objects before coming to a rest in the front of a business located at 2841 Mission St. Unfortunately, the solo- occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

SCPD Traffic Investigators have been processing the traffic collision scene and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner will complete the death investigation. The victim was a 49 year-old female from out of the area. Her identity is being withheld at this time, pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department Traffic Investigations Sergeant Morey at (831) 420-5857.

Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation 




For additional information, contact: Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez                                 Phone: (831) 420-5856

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