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A head-on collision on Monticello Road Tuesday afternoon left a Napa driver hospitalized with serious injuries.

Napa resident Charles Vance, 60, was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center after another driver heading the opposite way up Monticello Road crossed solid, double yellow lines to pass another vehicle, according to California Highway Patrol. Braden Conners, 33,  and his car collided with Vance’s car head-on.

Conners was not injured.

There were no arrests made in connection with the incident, CHP said. Both men were wearing seatbelts and neither was impaired.

The incident occurred north of Vichy Avenue, around 2:45 p.m. Traffic in both lanes was blocked for about 45 minutes.

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Courtney can be reached at 707-256-2221. Follow her Twitter and Facebook accounts, @courtneynteague, for more on her reporting.


Public Safety Reporter

Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: tinyurl.com/anonymous-tipbox-courtney.