A Hayward man was killed and four people from Stockton received minor injuries in a head-on collision on state Highway 84 in Sunol Saturday morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the 46-year-old Hayward man was driving a 2003 Dodge east on
Highway 84 west of Main Street around 9:15 a.m. when the crash occurred.
For an unknown reason, he turned his vehicle to the left and crossed the double yellow lines directly into the path of a westbound 2012 Toyota driving by a 48-year-old Stockton man.
The driver of the Toyota did not have time to react, and the front left of the Dodge struck the front left of the Dodge. The collision pushed the Dodge into the north dirt shoulder and left it facing southeast, while the Toyota rolled over on its left side, blocking the westbound lane of the
highway, the CHP said.
A third vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet driving by a 41-year-old Union City man, was driving behind the Toyota at the time of the crash. That driver hit the brakes and swerved to avoid the crash, but was struck by debris and ended up stopped in the westbound lane, unable to move.
The driver of the Dodge died from his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Toyota and three passengers in it suffered minor injuries, primarily complaints of back pain, the CHP said.
The crash closed the highway for nearly two hours.