UPDATE Feb. 24, 2:25 p.m.: Victim Robert Capurro was driving east on the highway when his Chevrolet Blazer drifted into westbound traffic and struck a big-rig just east of the Skylawn Memorial Park cemetery at about 2:15 p.m., CHP
Officer Art Montiel said.
Capurro died as a medical helicopter was preparing to airlift him
It has not yet clear what caused Capurro to steer into oncoming
traffic, according to the CHP.
The crash blocked traffic for about an hour and a half.
UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Highway 92 has reopened, according to CHP Officer Art Montiel. Montiel said that the man who suffered major injuries was the driver of the Chevrolet Blazer and was initially trapped in the car.
A Lifeflight helicopter landed on Highway 92 at Highway 35 to airlift the man to Stanford Hospital, but he died at the scene, according to Montiel.
While the man's name is not being released at this time, Montiel said, he has been identified as a white male from Redwood City born in 1942. Montiel said that as far as he knows, there was no other passengers in the Chevrolet Blazer.
The driver of the big rig was not reported as having any injury, according to Montiel.
Montiel said that the accident happened when the driver of the Blazer traveling eastbound on highway 92 crossed over the line and hit big rig going westbound. The Blazer hit the left rear end tire of the big rig, Montiel said.
A crash involving a big rig and Chevrolet Blazer has blocked Highway 92 near Skyline Blvd., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The police were called out to Highway 92 just east of Skylawn Memorial Park cemetery at 2:17 p.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
One person has suffered major injuries and was trapped in one of the vehicles, according to Montiel.
"I'm guessing the person who was trapped was in the Blazer, but I can't confirm that now," Montiel said.
Traffic in both directions has been blocked and is being diverted southbound by the Skylawn Cemetery on Skyline Boulevard. Traffic is being diverted northbound at the lower lakes area, at Cañada Road near Highway 35, Montiel said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.