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July 24, 2021

Man fatally struck by car following crash in Prunedale

PRUNEDALE—A man died following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 at Prunedale South Road early on July 16.

Cmdr. Derrel Simpson of the Monterey County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office identified Daniel Lewis Castaneda, 29, of San Jose as the victim. Simpson added that Castaneda was a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad.

At 5:32am a Toyota sedan collided with a Honda sedan just north of Highway 156, California Highway Patrol officer Jessica Madueño said.

After the crash Castaneda exited his vehicle, Madueño said, and was struck by a passing car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Madueño said the CHP advises anyone in a crash on the highway to stay in their vehicle with their seatbelt on, to call 911 and wait for help.


Watsonville mural

New downtown mural honors Watsonville’s top crop

WATSONVILLE—A new outdoor mural is taking shape thanks to three local artists and the backing of a business owner at the heavily traveled intersection...