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Wrong-way driver slams into Newhall construction zone

A car traveling the wrong way crashed into a construction zone in Santa Clarita on Friday, Dec. 29, 2012.
December 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A wrong-way driver crashed into a construction zone in Newhall, slamming into multiple vehicles and a worker.

The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on The Old Road just south of Calgrove Boulevard.

Investigators say Alex Montes, 27, crashed into a Caltrans truck, than then hit another truck and a worker at the site. The worker was not seriously injured.

The wrong-way driver was under the influence of drugs, according to authorities. Investigators say Montes assaulted two paramedics at the scene and a nurse at the hospital. He had to be restrained as he was treated for his injuries.

Montes is expected to face numerous charges when he's released.


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