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Sergio Cruz Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash on Highway 152 in Gilroy

Sergio Cruz ID’d as 1 of 2 Victims Injured in Highway 152 Accident near Bloomfield Avenue

Santa Clara County, California (September 20, 2019) –  Sergio Cruz, 27, of Delhi, was among two people who were seriously injured in a head-on crash that also left one person dead Wednesday morning in Gilroy.

The tragic wreck occurred at about 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, September 18 on State Highway 152, just east of Bloomfield Avenue and west of Lovers Lane.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Phillip Romero, 31, of Fresno, was driving a 2000 Ford westbound on Highway 152 at approximately 60 miles per hour when for an unknown reason, he allowed his vehicle to cross over the solid double yellow dividing lines and collided head-on with an eastbound 2014 Toyota driven by Marcelino De Jesus-Santiago, 27, of Merced County.

De Jesus-Santiago was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cruz, who was a passenger in the Ford, was taken by ambulance to San Jose Regional Hospital with major injuries while Romero was airlifted to San Jose Regional Hospital with major injuries.

Highway 152 was closed for four hours as the investigation and cleanup took place.

It’s undetermined if alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call CHP officers at (408) 848-2324 or ktritenbach@chp.ca.gov.

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