Monterey County

Highway 1 crash kills 68-year-old Watsonville woman

Car rolled over on Northbound lane near Rio Del Mar

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - California Highway Patrol officers confirmed that a 68-year-old woman is dead after a rollover accident Sunday on Highway 1 North.

According to the CHP Incident webpage, witnesses told officers the car was passing stopped traffic on the right hand shoulder near Rio Del Mar just before 11:30 a.m.

Officers closed down one lane of traffic but it was reopened just before 2 p.m.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Coroner on Monday identified the woman as Nancy Bartels of Watsonville.

68 years old

From Watsonville CA

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