Watsonville, CA…On 11/27/2020, at approximately 0929 hours, CHP responded to a traffic collision on Amesti Road east of Cypress Lane, on private property. The reporting party was unsure when the collision occurred, and it appeared to have happened some time that night. Upon arrival, CHP located the driver and only occupant of a blue 1998 Volkswagen Beetle with major collision damage. AMR medics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.
Upon further investigation, CHP determined this collision occurred at approximately 0028 hours.
On 11/27/2020, at approximately 0028 hours, the driver of a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle eastbound on Amesti Road east of Cypress Lane, at an unknown speed. For reasons to be determined, the driver made an unsafe turning movement and lost control of the Volkswagen.
Due to an unsafe turning movement, the Volkswagen traveled in a southeasterly direction and onto the south shoulder of Amesti Road. After the Volkswagen exited the roadway, the Volkswagen collided with a wood fence, and several trees. As a result of the collision, the Volkswagen sustained major damage.
Alcohol and/or drugs have not been ruled out in this collision. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
The fatal victim information is releasable through the Santa Cruz County Sheriff Coroner’s Office.