Two men who were killed in a car accident on state Highway 1 near Pescadero on Saturday morning have been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as Soledad residents Jose Tejeda, 22, and Gabino Mata, 21.
The crash was reported on Highway 1 north of Pescadero Creek Road at about 8:35 a.m. Saturday but apparently occurred hours earlier around midnight, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
A Toyota traveling south on the highway left the roadway for unknown reasons, went down an embankment and came to rest on its roof, Montiel said.
Two passengers died in the crash, according to the CHP.
The driver of the Toyota was taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, Montiel said.
The collision prompted the closure of Highway 1 between Pescadero Creek Road and Highway 84 for more than two hours.
The crash remains under investigation but it does not appear that alcohol or drugs played a role, Montiel said.
Anyone who has information about the accident is asked to call CHP Officer Bingham at (650) 369-6261.
--Bay City News