Two people were airlifted to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with major injuries and a third suffered minor injuries in a collision Wednesday night on state Highway 29 just north of Oak Knoll Avenue, according to information from the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place at around 7:20 p.m., when an Acura Style, traveling in the wrong direction on northbound Highway 29, hit a minivan head-on, according to CHP.
Emergency crews from multiple agencies responded to the collision, said a Napa County Fire volunteer who asked not to be named pending authorization from superiors.
All three of the injured victims had to be extricated from the heavily damaged vehicles, said the volunteer, who provided the following details:
The first victim was critically injured and was extricated at 7:55 p.m. The second victim, with moderate injuries, was extricated at 8:08 p.m. and the third, with minor injuries, was freed from the wreckage at 8:25 p.m.
The first patient was flown to the Queen by CHP helicopter and the second was taken by REACH (Redwood Empire Air Care Helicopter), said the volunteer, adding that the patient with minor injuries was transported by ground ambulance.
The reason the Acura was traveling south on northbound Highway 29 is not presently known.
The northbound lanes of Highway 29 were closed for almost two hours as a result of the collision.
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