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One person dies in multi-vehicle accident causes closure of Highway 25 Saturday night

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UPDATE: August, 23, 2021 12:15 p.m. California Highway Patrol announced one person died in the car crash on Highway 25 northbound and Flynn Road. According to the CHP collision report, the Mazda driver and a passenger in the Chevy were taken to Natividad Medical Center with major injuries. The other driver and passengers were also taken to Hazel Hawkins Hospital and Natividad Medical Center with moderate injuries.

PREVIOUS STORY: A multi-vehicle accident in San Benito County north of Hollister caused the closure of Highway 25 for a few hours Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a gray Mazda 3 was traveling northbound on State Route 25, just north of Flynn Road. The driver of the Mazda pulled to the shoulder to make a U-turn, and authorities say as the driver began to make that U-turn, a silver Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound broad-sided the Mazda 3.

CHP said the impact caused the Tahoe to travel into the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a Honda Accord.

At least six people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Both lanes of Highway 25 are open again.

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Josh Kristianto

Josh Kristianto is a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.



  1. Stupidity was the factor in that accident. On more than one occasion I have had to do some crazy driving to avoid hitting a car that was sitting on the side of the roadway and then suddenly tried to do a U-turn into my path. They don’t clear their blind spot, they just look in the mirror and if they don’t see a car, they go for it. If there is any justice, it is that generally speaking the person that does the U-Turn gets T-boned on the drivers side. Although I don’t think that was the case here, it seems that when the Tahoe was forced into a head on collision with the Honda, the Honda driver probably died. The Mazda driver killed another driver, I know they were hurt but they didn’t die. Some other poor sap did. But the drive will live to face the consequences of their action. All because they couldn’t take the time to clear traffic.

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