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August 12, 2022

Second victim ID’d in Hwy 129 crash

WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has identified the second man that died in a head-on crash on Highway 129 on June 22 as Nestor Emmanuel Beltran Quiroa, 20, of Los Banos.

Quiroa, one of three passengers in a 2008 Honda Ridgeline pickup, died at the scene of the 3:45pm crash. The driver, Alex Mascarenoluque, 32, of Los Banos, died later at an out-of-county trauma center. Seven others were injured. 

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, said California Highway Patrol officer Alyssa Gutierrez. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.

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