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CHP: Drivers suffer major injuries in head-on crash on Highway 12/121 in Napa County

CHP: Drivers suffer major injuries in head-on crash on Highway 12/121 in Napa County

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Head-on collision on Highway 12/121

A Sonoma teenager driving a Honda Civic was seriously injured in a head-on collision Monday on Highway 12/121, in the Carneros area of rural Napa County. He and the other driver involved in the wreck were taken to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Updated at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday — A head-on collision early Monday evening in the Carneros area left two men with major injuries and blocked Highway 12/121 near the Sonoma County border, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The two-vehicle wreck was reported at 5:18 p.m. near the intersection with Haire Lane in western Napa County, according to CHP’s online incident log.

Osvaldo Herrera Castillo, an 18-year-old Sonoma resident, was driving a Honda Civic west toward Sonoma County when it went out of control and hit a guardrail, then struck a Dodge Challenger headed east toward Napa, according to Jaret Paulson, spokesperson for CHP's Napa bureau.

Herrera Castillo and the Dodge's driver, 57-year-old Allan Douglas Thomas of Fairfield, suffered major injuries and were taken to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Herrera Castillo in a CHP helicopter and Thomas in an American Medical Response ambulance, Paulson said. Both men were alone in their cars.

Highway 12/121 was closed west of the Domaine Carneros winery for nearly two hours after the crash. Traffic was detoured away from the crash site at Duhig Road to the east, and at Napa Road to the west on the Sonoma side of the county line, the highway patrol's online log indicated.

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