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One dead in fatal collision in American Canyon

One dead in fatal collision in American Canyon


A person who for unknown reasons drove over the Highway 29 median in American Canyon died in a fatal traffic collision on Monday.

The incident took place near Kimberly Drive about a half-mile north of Vallejo. The driver, Jeanna Estelle Pryor, 47, of American Canyon, according to Napa County Sheriff-Coroner’s office, was at the wheel of a silver Toyota pickup heading south on Highway 29 lost control for unknown reasons and crossed the dirt median into northbound lanes, American Canyon police reported.

There, the pickup collided with a white Toyota pickup. The driver who crossed the median wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at Queen of the Valley Medical Center, police said.

The driver of the northbound pickup sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, police said. He was identified as Francisco Santos-Diaz, 35 of Vallejo, according to American Canyon Police Department.

All northbound Highway 29 lanes were closed at Kimberly Drive following the incident for about an hour-and-a-half. Vehicles detoured into the subdivision west of Highway 29 to go around the crash site.

Southbound Highway 29 was temporarily reduced to one lane during the investigation. All lanes reopened at 12:20 p.m.

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Napa County Reporter

Barry Eberling covers Napa County government, transportation, the environment and general assignments. He has worked for the Napa Valley Register since fall 2014 and previously worked 27 years for the Daily Republic of Fairfield.

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